Nearly every member of the law enforcement community will agree, the average civilian either lacks the familiarity or the proximity to accurately identify gang tattoos or symbols. More than this, symbolism varies from on... More »

Common symbols associated with the Crip gang include six- and three-point crowns, six-point stars, back-to-back letter c's and the number six. In graffiti or tattooed expression, some Crip sets use a pitch fork with thre... More » Government & Politics Crime

Gangs use hand signs to identify their memberships and to antagonize other gangs. The Greater Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit refers to this behavior as throwing signs or flashing signs. Sometimes a member identifies a rival m... More » Government & Politics Crime

Some statistics on police corruption are that law enforcement reported 4,861 instances of police misconduct in 2010 and that police use of excessive force comprises 23.8 percent of law enforcement corruption. Per capital... More »

Most state police and local law enforcement departments provide crime information for a particular area. The state police departments of some states and cities, such as Vermont or Philadelphia, use the services of CrimeR... More » Government & Politics Crime

According to Robert L. Tankel, a Floridian attorney at law, it may be possible for a homeowners association to ban a sex offender from either residing in or buying a home in a specific community, as long as the statute a... More » Government & Politics Crime

NetSmartz offers Internet safety information resources for parents and guardians, educators, community law enforcement officers and children. These resources include videos, games, activities, presentations and interacti... More » Technology Internet & Networking