"Minnesota Prison Gangs" Essays and Research Papers

Minnesota Prison Gangs

------------------------------------------------- Gangs in the Prison System By Jinja Jones INF 103 Computer Literacy Instructor: Lambert Fooks March 4, 2013 INF 103 Computer Literacy Instructor: Lambert Fooks March 4, 2013 Table of Contents 1. What are Gangs? When did gangs come into existence? 2. How do gangs finance/support their groups? 3. Different types of Gangs in the Prison system 4. Percentage...

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Prison Gangs

Prison Gangs and Life for Inmates Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in prison for thee rest of your life, or even for a short period of time. In the surroundings of prisons there are certain things or certain activities that goes on such as prison gangs. Prison gangs are often known as an influential organization called the free world within a prison. Most of these prison gangs offer some type of safety for those you join them. In exchange for safety some inmates usually...

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Prison Gangs

today is prison gangs. It is very important to know and to learn about prison gangs because prison gangs will gain a stronger hold in communities if communities do not structure intervention to include more than law enforcement suppression. If that happens, street gangs may become better structured and drug gangs may become more powerful forces in the community (Fleisher & Decker, 2001). The purpose of this research paper is to knowledge the reader about the importance of prison gangs, overview...

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Prison Gangs

In the United States there are six major prison gangs that are recognized nationally for their participation in organized crime and violence. They are as follows from largest to smallest in member size. There is the Neta, Aryan Brotherhood, Black Guerilla Family, Mexican Mafia, La Nuestra Familia, and the Texas Syndicate. By definition a gang is a group of people working together or a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; especially: a band of antisocial adolescents. The...

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Gangs in Prison

Gangs in Prison The Aryan Brotherhood The Aryan Brotherhood originates in the CDC (California Department of Corrections) and BOP (Federal Bureau of Prisons). The Aryan Brotherhood was founded in San Quentin, California in the 1960s. The founders were members of other gangs from the 1950s called, “Bluebirds”, “Diamond Tooth Gang”, and the “Nazi Gang”. Barry Mills and Tyler Davis are now the leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood. Their basic beliefs and mission is they believe in the betterment...

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Notorious Prison Gangs

Prison Gangs By: John Clark CJ 130 Intro to Corrections Prison gangs have been known to cause more violence within prison walls than anything else. It is amazing to understand how all of these gangs coordinate operations from inside prison walls. The most notorious prison gangs are the Aryan Brotherhood, Black Guerilla Family, The Folk Nation, The Mexican Mafia, and the most dangerous MS 13. The Aryan Brotherhood is a...

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California Prison Gangs

PRISON GANGS TERM PAPER: California’s Most Active Prison Gangs Formed originally during the 1960s and 1970s in California correctional facilities prison gangs have proved to be a large problem for correctional law enforcement officials. In the 1960s and 1970s prison gangs formed for the main purpose of personal protection from other inmates in prison (Valdez 2005). Now in 2008 prison gangs have far developed from what they used to be. Though in prison, these gangs have the influence to dictate...

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Rise in Prison Gangs in Canada

Rise in Prison Gangs Fueling Violence, Drug Trade – Canada – CBC News The article presented on this paper reveals the problem of gangs and gang related violence in our nation’s institutions. Corrections Canada has seen a 44 per cent jump in gang members in federal prisons in the last five years, to 2,040 in 2012 from 1,421 in 2007, according to the documents obtained under access to information. The correctional service constructed a strategic framework for dealing with gangs in 2006, and implemented...

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Security Threat Groups/Gangs in Prisons

Running Head: SECURITY THREAT GROUPS/GANGS IN PRISONS Security Threat Groups/Gangs in Prisons Nicole Sage Kaplan University CJ130-03 Nancy Thode January 18, 2011 Security Threat Groups/Gangs in Prisons In our prison systems today, many different gangs pose a threat to our correctional staff and other inmates. In the United States, gangs exist in forty of the fifty states. These gangs bring violence, drug trafficking and racial unrest to our correctional system. The Aryan Brotherhood...

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Gangs in Prisons and Jails: Temporary Phenomenon or Management Nightmare

Gangs in Prisons and Jails: Temporary Phenomenon or Management Nightmare 2 Colleen M. Clower Fall 2008 CJS 113 - Penology 12/4/2008 Gangs in Prisons and Jails: Temporary Phenomenon or Management Nightmare * Gangs in prisons and jails in the United States have been around for many decades. A prison gang is defined as, “any gang (where a gang is a group of three or more persons who recurrently commit crime, and where the crime is openly known to the group) that operates in prison”...

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Lesley Peña Mr. Valente English 6 H Period 1 16 April 2013 Gang Prevention “They Poison our streets with drugs, violence, and all manner of crime.” (FBI 1) There are currently about 1.4 million criminals today that are gang members in the U.S. Whether it’s a motorcycle gang, prison gang, or a street gang; they are all organized to create violence by assisting in illegal acts such as taking control in neighborhoods, amplifying their illegal money-making activities, which include robbery, drug...

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Ethnic and Racist Gangs in America

 Ethnic & Racist Gangs in American Society Gangs in America are incredibly widespread and continue to grow in size. Gangs are also known as Security Threat Groups (STG’s) in the correctional world. Both the outside world and prisons are affected by gangs daily. The threat of prison gangs seems to keep growing and shows no signs of coming to a halt. There are multiple types of gangs which include White, Black, Asian, and Hispanic. Many things can be done to stop Security Threat...

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Gangs Inclusive Community Practices- CJS304 Written Reflection Assignment Submitted by: Vanessa B. Smithers Submitted to: Professor Treisha Hylton Date Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2012 Inclusive Community Practices- CJS304 Written Reflection Assignment Vanessa B. Smithers Gangs/Youth Gangs The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (Montreal Police) have defined a youth gang as “An organized group of adolescents and/or young adults who rely on group intimidation and violence...

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Gang and Offenders

Gangs Data on Gangs How do you know who is a gang member? - What is a gang? group of members that have a common deviant values group of members that engage in delinquency for self gains though, difficult to defining what is a gang because peer groups in general are central to youthful activities people hang out in groups common feature to see adolescent to engage in groups hence, a gang comprise primarily young males, engage in behaviour from outright criminality to graffiti. Females...

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Gang Activities

Gangs in prison developed for a various reasons including for solidarity, power, and self-defense. They were all established by inmates with a complex and highly organized structure. These organizations inmates related with each other according to gang affiliation instead of as an individual. Prisoners were therefore absorbed in the prisons gang structure. There large numbers and solidarity made it difficult for staff to manage and control the inmates. Prison control weakened and...

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Gang Members

Gang Members, Career Criminals, and Prison Violence June 30, 2014 Daniel Dahlgren CRJS 201-Online (Summer II-2014) “Once inside, I was walked through a gauntlet of desperate men. Their hot smell in the muggy corridor was as foul as their appearance. None of them seemed to have a full set of front teeth. Many bore prominently displayed tattoos of skulls or demons. One could argue whether it was the look of these men that led them to prison or whether it was the prison that gave...

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latina gangs

Abstract Latino Gangs and Policy Introduction Gangs have become an epic problem in the United States. It is very essential important in attempting to solve this problem by fully understanding how we can prevent individuals from joining a gang. A gang is group of three of more people that share a common bond and that are loyal to one another, whether it’s for economic reason or violence. The National Gang Center estimates that 32.4% of all cities in the United States experienced gang problems in 2008...

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Classification of Gangs

Classification of Gangs Introduction The problem of classifying gangs has interested both sociologists and law enforcement. For the purpose of law enforcement, a gang is generally defined as an organized group among the members of which there is well-designed communication. This paper evaluates classification schemes from current research for gangs. The objective is to discover the issues and problems in creating classifications for gangs including a definition which delineates what constitutes a gang and differentiates...

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Gangs and Society

Gangs can have a tremendous effect on society. They have existed for hundreds of years, especially in America. Although gangs are usually created from people who intend to offer safety in numbers, this safety is usually done through acts of crime. This book will explain how gangs and their actions affect society. Chapter one is "Initiation". This included getting high with the other gang members, then getting beaten by his new comrades, then going out with a 12 gauge shotgun and ambushing a rival...

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Gang Hierarchy

Current Issues April 1, 2013 Gang Hierarchy Wiz Khalifa once said, “The things we crave the most are the things that destroy us the quickest.” After hearing this quote, I began to mull it over and twist it into different meanings; it could be about drugs or alcohol obviously, but it could also mean actual needs like social acceptance. In light of our juvenile justice class I was able to connect this idea with gangs and gang membership; juveniles that are entering prison for the first time, growing...

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Violence in Gangs

Violence of Gangs Gangs have been around for a long time, but recently they have become worse. Unfortunately, there are many different types of gangs. For example; there are street gangs, prison gangs, motorcycle gangs, and neighborhood gangs. According to Federal Bureau of Investigation, there are more than 33,000 gangs in the United States ("National Gang"). Gangs cause a lot of the violence in America. In Illinois alone there are six or more gang members per 1,000 people ("National Gang"). Not only...

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Prison and Jail Violence in America

May 2006 Prison and Jail Violence in America Most of the major cities within the United States are inundated with local violence. Although violence can be carried out and seen in many different ways, the type of violence that will be discussed herein is prison and jail violence and the causes of it. Prison culture is recorded on the basis of observation, experience, or scientific reasoning. Violence is used by prison guards to control inmates...

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Corrections: Prison Life Summary

A Summary Of Prison Life August 01, 2010 When most of us think of prison life, we think of nothing but sitting in a cell, staring at blank walls, wishing that one could get out of the “joint”. But, what we don’t realize is everything that goes on behind the scenes. I believe society is negligent to realize that some of the inmates may fear for their lives or may be ready for a fight at anytime. There are many that may fear being sexually assaulted or even raped. When it comes to privileges...

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Sociology- Gangs

A gang is “an association of three or more individuals, whose purpose in part is to engage in criminal activity and which uses violence or intimidation to further its criminal objectives” (National Institute of Justice). Gangs are organized as structured social groups, being more complex than they might first seem. When criminals come together as a group, trouble is bound to occur, and these gangs become a powerful force that must be combated. Gangs are well known, but how do gangs operate? Why do...

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Security Threat in Prisons

Security Threats in Prison Kaylee Robertson Kaplan University Security Threats in Prison As I am sure you are aware, there are security threats in prisons, just like there are anywhere else. The biggest threat in prisons right now are the presence of several gangs. The majority of these gangs are one race & are extremely violent. Several of these gangs target young kids in high school, middle school, and even elementary school. The first major gang whose presence in prisons is a high security...

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Texas Syndicate: A Gang and Its Values

Syndicate: A Gang and Its Values CCJ 4656-3 Nichole Cisse Everest University Online Professor Brad Anders October 19, 2013 Gangs and their membership have been running the streets and prison systems for decades. Each organization adopts their system of beliefs and then based on those beliefs sets themselves apart from society’s norm. These groups have a history, a mission, and an outcry for acceptance and are willing to share and gain these by any means necessary. For the gang known as the...

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Prison Reform

Three inmates could be released from prison today. Two of them will end up right back in the system within three years. This statistic should be enough to conclude that America's prison systems are failing miserably with the rehabilitation of inmates. How is it plausible for every correctional facility to think isolation, segregation, and overcrowding could possibly benefit the crime rate? Instead of converting these inmates into proper citizens, the system has found ways to hold them down. To suppress...

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Does Prisons Really Work

Lesson Never Learned It is often said “prisons work” but does it actually teach the inmates a lesson? Or does it just give criminals a holding place until their sentence is up? These questions come up often because of the security issues inside the prisons, the percentage rates of the inmates that end up back in prison, and taxes that affect the citizens of the community surrounded. In prison movies, the actors in the movies usually are thugs in prison for murder or drugs. But in reality there...

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Triad Gangs

Criminology 21 26/11/12 Andrew Quejano Prof. Crystal Rodriguez Title: The Origin of Asian and Chinese Gangs in Chicago's Chinatown Attention Getter: “I shall walk into a path with no return, with full of rules to die”, 我將走入道路沒有回歸以充分規則死 * Reveal Topic: I will tell you some important factors about the Triads, I would explain what are they? Brief history about Chicago’s Chinatown, types of crimes committed...

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Jail and Prison Overcrowding

There have been numerous suggestions to try and help with jail and prison overcrowding. Some of these solutions are known as front-door solutions while others are known as back door solutions. Front door solutions to prison overcrowding are frequently directed at prosecutors and judges and the way that they handle offenders before and during sentencing. “Some observers suggest greater use of diversion and/or assignment to community service agencies, where some offenders may bypass the criminal justice...

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Gangs Research Paper

in estimating that in 2009, “there are approximately one million gang members [in the United States]. (“Gangs Timeline.” n.p.). A million is way too high of a number, and since researchers made that estimate, the number of Americans in gangs has surely grown. The United States is caught in a downward spiral heading towards gangs having complete control of not only the inner cities, but the expansion of gangs makes the threat of gang violence in American suburbia a likely part of the future if something...

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Chicago Gangs and History

Chicago Gangs, Then and Now with Solutions Nick Crot Marist High School Abstract This paper deals with gang violence in the city of Chicago since the beginning of time. It takes a deep look into the history of Chicago gangs and how they interact today. Also the past problems the City of Chicago made when dealing with gangs and the problems that gangs today have and how Chicago has the worst gang problem in the country. Also how gangs have turned themselves into big, and lucrative enterprises...

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Gang violence

Gang Violence and Drug Involvement in the U.S. "Once found principally in large cities, violent street gangs now affect public safety, community image, and quality of life in communities of all sizes in urban, suburban, and rural areas. No region of the United States is untouched by gangs. Gangs affect society at all levels, causing heightened fears for safety, violence, and economic costs" (In The Spotlight) As the quote above shows, gangs and everything that goes with them has spread all over...

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Gangs: Power, Conflict, and Trust

Gangs have become a harsh reality in today's society. But despite what one might think, gangs illustrate many communication theories. This is done through the power gangs possesses, "gang warfare", and the trust between gang members. Gang power can be seen in many communication theories. There are several types of power that gangs and gang leaders fall under. An example of this would be referent and legitimate power. Referent power can be described as the role model power. We identify with this...

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Street Gangs: a Guide to Community Awareness

Street Gangs: A Guide To Community Awareness INTRODUCTION This information is to help parents determine if their child is either at risk in becoming associated with or is involved in gang activity. Indicators of gang association outlined in this brochure may generally fit a variety of youths. If parents observe more than one indicator, they should talk to their child about their concerns. WHAT IS A GANG? A gang is a group of three or more people who associate together, have a common identity...

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Prison Slang and the Language Between Inmates and Correctional Officers

Prison Slang and the Language between Inmates and Correctional Officers Prison society has always had its own language and over the years, prison language has evolved. Correctional officers have to deal with a considerable number of offenders with a large variety of issues. All the inmates segregate themselves by race or religion in prison. At times dealing with each race or religion in a prison environment can be difficult. Prison staff are trained to understand how inmates live and the issues...

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Underestimating the lure and power of gangs can be dangerous for jurisdictions that do not currently have a gang presence. Gang structure, organization, and hierarchy depend on several factors

Gangs come in all different forms and types from rural gangs, suburban, local, national, transnational, motorcycle, street gangs and prison gangs. (Delaney, T.2014) Their numbers may range from under 50 members to 100’s of thousands members. (Delaney, T.2014) Because they differ in so many ways, it makes it a challenge for law enforcement to address these gangs and the havoc that they cause. Gangs are tremendously diverse in make-up and criminal sophistication, but they do share one similar trait...

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Hispanic Gangs: Not Just a California Problem Anymore

Gangs are not a new problem to the United States. Gangs have often been romanticized in literature and the media with a classic example being “West Side Story”. Americans have long been fascinated with the Mafia, and infamous gangsters such as Al Capone and John Gotti have even been elevated in status as cultural icons. Americans have seen an uprising in “Gangster Rap” since the early 1990’s. Many people tend to think of gangs in America as being made up primarily of young inner-city black males...

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Kimberly Miller CCJ 4656 2 Gang Activity and Drug Operations 2 Week 1 IW MS 13

 MS-13 Gang Life BY: Kimberly Miller CCJ 4656-2 Gang Activity and Drug Operations-2 The development of gangs over the many years of their existence has caused the growth of different gangs and gang members to all parts of the world. These developing gangs have created major attention and awareness to this culture of life that is becoming so common amongst our communities. There have been said to be around 30,000 or more gangs with at least 800,000 gang members in the United States...

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Prison Gangs

Prison Gangs Michael Dooley Aiken Tech CRJ 242.013 Prison Gangs Prison gangs are flourishing across the country. Organized, stealthy and deadly, they are reaching out from their cells to organize and control crime in America's streets. Law enforcement personal began to systematically monitor gang activities in the 1970's. Working together, their initial attempts were to identify only gangs which had some semblance of formal structure, a constitution, bylaws, mission statement, or some identifiable...

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Social Structure Theory

 Social Structure Theory Shanee Mitchell CJS/231 December 1, 2014 Gary Howard Social Structure Theory In this paper I will address and discuss social structure theory. I have chosen the “Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone” video. I will discuss how the video supports social structure theory, the primary subject or content of the video, and the social issues raised in the video. I shall also address the major principles of sociological theory addressed in the video and some possible ramifications...

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What Are the Effects of Treatment Programs and How Do These Programs Assist the Rate of Recidivism

to Steadman and Naples (2005), 11.4 million people are booked within the United States prison system annually and of that, it is estimated that seven percent have been diagnosed with a serious mental disorder as well. Treatment programs have been previously scrutinized however; studies have shown that relapses and recommitting of criminal acts by substance abusers is common during the first 90 days after prison release (Hiller, Knight, & Simpson, 1999). Therefore, treatment programs in accordance...

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Organized Crime Group Analysis

Originally named the Diamond Tooth Gang in 1967, a group of men gathered in the prison yard of San Quentin, to form their own racially motivated prison gang. These men mostly consisted of neo-Nazi, white supremist, long haired biker types. They formed an alliance to protect themselves and strike against the group of black militants known as the Black Guerilla Family (Grann., 2004). Prior to the 1960’s prisons were segregated. After the desegregation of the prisons, inmates sought safety and security...

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CJ130 Final Project Security Threat

Security Threat: Gangs Inside Prison Walls By: Katelynn Gregory CJ130; Unit 9 Final Project 03/07/2015 The Aryan Brotherhood, also know widely as The Brand, Alice Baker, AB, or One-Two, is the Nation’s oldest major white supremacist gang and national crime syndicate. The Aryan Brotherhood gang was founded in 1964 by Irish bikers as a form of protection for white inmates in newly desegregated prisons. The founding location of this gang was at the San Quentin State Prison in California...

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Expository Essay

of University of Phoenix Contents 1. Introduction 3 2. History of Gangs 4 3. Prison Gang Names 4 4. Gang Specific Tattoos 6 5. Special Markings 7 6. Equipment 8 7. The difference Between Prison Gang Tattoos and Tattoos in Society 9 8. Conclusion 10 9. References 11 Introduction Today's prison gang tattoos has a big contrasting difference than those in our society. Did you know that...

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Controlling Security Threat Groups

Security threat groups or, "prison gangs" pose a daily problem within the walls of our national prisons and officials must constantly devise new methods in dealing with an ever growing population of inmates. The difference in dealing with multiple gangs is that prison officials focus on the group behavior rather than centering on individual involvement. With the focus on the whole group, one then must develop plans or procedures when controlling various threats within a correctional facility. ...

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Hcs/531 Week 3 Technology and Healthcare/ Services

Robert Smith Criminal Justice Workplace Observation The world without prison would not have a proper criminal justice system. The law and government uses the prisons for punishment when criminal have committed a crime and other look at prison as a rehabilitate center for criminal that eventually would reunit with the society. People have there own opinion what prison is in that may be the case but people need to no that prison would always be apart of the criminal justice system. This paper will...

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Corrections Trend Evaluation

Hopkins CJA-394 May 7, 2012 Hector Garcia Ed. D Abstract Throughout the United States, there are many correctional facilities that house thousands of inmates. Individuals who work within these facilities have a tough job in maintaining the prison facility and the inmates. Correctional officers are called the front line workers and are responsible for looking after the inmates. The officers who work for the correctional facility deal with issues that may arise inside and outside of the facility...

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How Did Getting Arrested For Gang Violence Affect My Life

Gang Violence November 26, 2013 How Did Getting Arrested For Gang Violence Affect My Life It was only several weeks ago that a daring incident happened to me that could have impacted me for the rest of my life. Hanging with the wrong crowd and making with the wrong decision could have changed my life forever. That decision was the choice I made to hang with the gangs. In this essay you will find out how getting arrested for hanging out...

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Cj130: Introduction to Corrections Final Paper

Gangs in Prison CJ130: Introduction to Corrections Kaplan University 06/16/13 Gangs in Prison Gangs have always been problematic in prisons and in my opinion, will continue to be. Gang activity filters down from generation to generation and there is not a real easy or even possible way of stopping it. They are their own families in some cases; they have become a family to those who do not otherwise have a family. Those members will not betray their gang brothers or sisters. There are some...

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english research essay

violence in prisons and how does it compare to the violence seen in Shawshank? Key questions What steps are being taken to control and prevent violence around the world and what is being done in new Zealand What kind of incidents are common in New Zealand regarding violence in prisons What influences prisoners to commit these violent acts in prison How effective are programs in place to prevent violence in prisons What steps are being taken to control and prevent violence in prisons around the...

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A Worl Apart, Disscussing Other Countries Correctional Systems

A World Apart Kristen Haas Axia College at University of Phoenix System and Management of the US and Philippine Correctional systems The correctional system in United States is managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons or commonly known as the BOP. It was founded during the year 1930. "The bureau was responsible for the safekeeping, care, protection, instruction, and discipline of all persons charged or convicted of offenses against the United States and before 1930, the operation...

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Video content

hand in hand with this paper is the “Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone” to best fit with my beliefs of social structure theory being the top reason for criminality evolving. Video Supported In the video that I have viewed, “Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone”, there was a lot of information in it that supported crime evolving from a social structure theory. The prisoners that are in Pelican Bay State Prison set a goal to get into this prison because it is more like a reward than a punishment. The...

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Psychology-Institutional Aggression

specific staff; for example, prisons, hospitals, army camps and boarding schools. The ‘importation model’ proposed by Irwin and Cressey (1962) claims that prisoners bring their own social histories and traits with them into prison, and this influences their adaptation to the prison environment, Irwin and Cressey argue that prisoners are not ‘blank slates’ when they enter prison, and that many of the normative systems developed on the outside would be ‘imported’ into the prison. The importation model...

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main issues in male prisons. What I believe are the top three issues in male prisons today are overcrowding, the overall effectiveness of rehabilitation programs in prisons, and gang activity. These three issues cause a lot of problems and frustration in the daily lives of these male prisoners. I will also be informing you about how these issues and how I feel the criminal justice system can improve on these issues. Severe overcrowding is one of the major problem in most prisons. They are so overcrowded...

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1920 American Gangsters

Gangs have existed in the United States for over 200 years. It all started when the first immigrants came to the U.S.A. Most of them came for a better life but many of them ended up in poverty. The first gangs were formed among poor adolescents who grouped together for the sake of socialisation and protection. They were of the same race or the same ethnic background. The first known gang specialized in crimes was called "The Five Points". They consisted of Irish immigrants and was established in...

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Persuasive Essay

Persuasive Essay Raquel Daniel COMM/215 Essentials of College Writing July 7, 2011 Cassundra Flemister-White Persuasive Essay Gangs Gangs are killing our upcoming generations. Gangs have always been around for many years and they are still growing. They are becoming more violent now because they are using more than just their body parts to beat up people. These gangs are killing and raping people. It used to be about colors and different language but now it is about something different. It used...

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Black Disciple

dates to 1960, with a South Side gang called the Devil's Disciples had become sufficiently large to warrant being given an outreach worker by the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Youth Services (source: Chicago Historical Society). The Devil's Disciples were mostly male African-Americans, 15-18 years of age, frequenting the intersection of 53rd St. and Kimbark Ave., and operated from 53rd and Woodlawn to 49th St. and Dorchester Ave. In the early 1960s this gang known as the Devils Disciples became...

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American Me

30 years of Chicano gang life in Los Angeles, California. The movie focuses on the life of a 1950s teen named Montoya Santana, who forms a gang with his close friends. The gang is arrested for a break-in, and sentenced to time in juvenile hall. Santana finds trouble on his first night in juvenile hall and goes from juvenile hall to prison for 18 years. There he created and led a powerful gang that operated both inside and outside the prison. When released from Folsom Prison, he tries to make sense...

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In our prison environments, there are many kinds of threats to inmate and officer safety daily. Bart ollas (2002) notes that order is a “dynamic social equilibrium”, and is the basis for violence or non-violence in the prisons, depending on how well it is maintained. The correctional system in our country contains within the walls, connected to our streets, many gangs. These groups, known as Security Threat Groups (STG’s) are usually operated on a racial bias, and are active in our Federal Bureau...

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