With this new second edition of the classic Gangs in Court, you will learn about the gang lifestyle and its relation to criminal activity and legal proceedings resulting from such activity. Dr. Yablonsky gives you the historical background of contemporary gang activity. He instructs you in contemporary gang characteristics and behaviors including racial and ethnic issues, drugs, family issues, violence, emotional, psychological and social issues, gangsters as sociopaths, criminal and non-criminal gang activity, gang social structure, the roles of members within the gang, six categories of gang status, and more. He covers sentencing and the roles of the prosecuting and defense attorneys. This book is invaluable to defense or prosecuting attorneys, police officers, psychologists, expert witnesses, or other professionals involved with criminal cases involving gangs.