The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015

Welcome to the world of the Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015. This is a fascinating look at the history and evolution of these gangs, and how they’ve shaped the cityscape of San Antonio over the past century.

Mike Tapia, an expert on criminal justice and street crimes, takes us on a journey through time, starting with the origins of these gangs in the early 1900s. We learn about the different factions and rivalries that have developed over the years, and how these gangs have adapted to changing times and social conditions.

We also get a glimpse into the lives of some of the individuals involved in these gangs, both past and present. These are stories of violence and crime, but also of loyalty, friendship, and family.

Whether you’re a resident of San Antonio or just someone with an interest in gang culture, this book is sure to provide you with insights and perspectives that you’ll find nowhere else. So come take a walk on the wild side with us, and learn more about the Barrio Gangs of San Antonio.

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About the Author

MIKE TAPIA is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. His teaching and research interests include crime theory, race, and street crimes. He’s published work on risk factors in juvenile arrest and Latino arrest and on Latino gang migration. His latest works examine Chicano gang organization in a historical perspective.
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