Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 45. Trial, Evidence, Compromise
Section 37. Admissibility of Expert Testimony Relating to Criminal Street Gang Activity.
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AS 12.45.037. Admissibility of Expert Testimony Relating to Criminal Street Gang Activity.

(a) In a criminal prosecution, expert testimony is admissible to show, in regard to a specific criminal street gang or criminal street gangs whose conduct is relevant to the case,

(1) common characteristics of persons who are members of the criminal street gang or criminal street gangs;

(2) rivalries between specific criminal street gangs;

(3) common practices and operations of the criminal street gang or criminal street gangs and the members of those gangs;

(4) social customs and behavior of members of the criminal street gang or the criminal street gangs;

(5) terminology used by members of the criminal street gang or the criminal street gangs;

(6) codes of conduct of the particular criminal street gang or criminal street gangs; and

(7) the types of crimes that are likely to be committed by the particular criminal street gang.

(b) In this section, "criminal street gang" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900 (b).

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