- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 31, 1998
See how street gangs have evolved into organized criminal networks, infiltrating all elements of society and emerging as one of the greatest threats to America's security.
The colorful image of gangs in films like West Side Story has long faded into history. Today, organized gangs like Los Angeles's Crips and Bloods are fast reaching beyond their urban strongholds and infiltrating the rest of the country.
THE NEW FACE OF CRIME is a hard-hitting look at the remarkable transformation of street gangs into well-organized, highly effective, nationwide criminal networks. Discover how gang members have penetrated organizations even the Mafia considers sacrosanct joining the military for weapons training and joining the police to promote gang interests from the inside! Go inside the most powerful gang in America for a behind-the-scenes view of the changing face of American crime, and see how they have established a political action committee to help gang members get elected to public office! Interviews with gang members and the law enforcement officials who are charged with containing this growing problem make this a gripping portrait of THE NEW FACE OF CRIME.