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Cultural diversity

>>what's your opinion?

SJ: i’m looking for any info or powerpoint presentations in ref to cultural diversity. this will be used for a yearly in service training class of new and veteran correction officers.

Any info provided is greatly appreciated.
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Sureno Gang Graffiti: Understanding the Art of War

By Andrew Eways, International Gang Investigators Association: Executive Secretary

Over the years, gang graffiti has been repeatedly called the newspaper of the street. This label, however, is an oversimplification. Gang graffiti is not only the newspaper of the street, but also the history books, the boundary markings, the billboards, and the public safety bulletins. Gang graffiti is intended to serve many purposes. The most significant of these are to mark territorial boundaries, to warn or threaten rivals, to show size and strength, and to memorialize deceased members. Even so, the so-called newspaper of the street is largely written in a different language; a language intended for gang members to understand. As for the rest of us that move find ourselves moving in their circles and operating in their territories, learning the basics of gang graffiti can prove useful. Since each gang can have its own unique symbolism and items of significance, this chapter will concentrate on the basics of gang graffiti as it relates to Sureno gangs in particular. full story

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