- 168 pages
- PLEASE USE EXTREME CARE AND CAUTION IN THE DISPLAY AND USE OF THIS BOOK. DO NOT LEAVE IT WHERE IT CAN BE LOCATED, ACCESSED OR UTILIZED BY ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON.
- August 25, 2004
The following list is a compilation of words and phrases that have been taken from a variety of sources that are utilized in the research and following of Street Gangs and Security Threat Groups. The information that is contained here is the most accurate and current that is presently available. If you are a recipient of this book, you are asked to review it and comment on its usefulness. If you have something that you feel should be included, please submit it so it may be added to future updates. Please note: the information here is to be used as an aid in the interpretation of Street Gangs and Security Threat Groups communication. Words and meanings change constantly.
Compiled by the Woodman State Jail, Security Threat Group Office, and from information
obtained from, but not limited to, the following:
a) Texas Attorney General conference, October 1999 and 2003
b) Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Security Threat Group Officers
c) California Department of Corrections
d) Sacramento Intelligence Unit
When this “Dictionary” was first started, it was done primarily as an aid for the
Security Threat Group Officers in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). This
“Dictionary” has since continued to grow from approximately 30 pages in 12-pitch font to this
monster of 168 pages in 11-pitch font.
The gangs, cliques and other groups continue to change the meaning and usage of their words in
an attempt to mislead authorities in what they are attempting to accomplish. This book only
succeeds with the help of everyone who receives a copy of it. Currently we mostly utilized
interpretations by the Security Threat Group Officers assigned throughout TDCJ. We are also
using other sources, which include the Attorney General’s gang web site and others.
What we wish to do is incorporate information from any person or agency that has located or
confirmed words or signs that are unique to a given set or group. This in turn will allow everyone
to benefit from this information.