"Gang" Essays and Research Papers


Critically evaluate this statement in relation to the emergence of gang cultures and communities. How should the British education system respond to these rapid societal changes? In the past 10 years the British education system has began to suffer under the reign of ever growing ‘gang culture’ (CITE). The streets of the UK have been subjected to increased gun culture, knife crimes and gang related violence. We have also seen the age of gang ‘members’ lowering and the impact it has on our schools increasing...

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opinion on youth gangs is the same as I view planting a seed. If you plant a seed in bad soil most likely you’ll grow a defected or bad plant. I say that to say this “if a child is raised in an unstructured household most of the time that child will take his home training outside the home. Then we also have our young kids joining gangs that come from good homes, but can’t escape their negative environments once they walk outside their front door. Also some of the youths get involved in gangs looking for...

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during the summer of 1972 by the gangs Pirus, Lueders Park Hustlers, Brims, Denver Lanes, and Bishops. They have some where between 30,000-35,000 members most members are African-Americans. Bloods" was a term that African-American fighting men called each other in the Vietnam War. The Pirus later changed their name to Bloods. Starting in late 1971, the Avalon Garden Crips, Inglewood Crips and various other Crip sets joined forces. They began to expand to non-Crip gang territories such as those controlled...

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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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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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Gangs: Crime and Gang Violence

Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must...

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Gangs About seventy five percent of the United States of America’s crime rate comes from gang activity. In this project i have researched gangs and how they affect schools, communities and kids. I also have researched who started gangs ;why they started them and when .To find out more about gangs and the effect of them keep reading. Gangs started in the early nineteen sixties, at first they were not gangs though they were clubs like black panther and etc. The first real street gangs started...

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Gang violence

 Gang Violence 12/02/13 Here in the United States alone has about 1.4 million active gangs and this includes the gangs in the prisons which comprising of more than 33,000 members. From what I have read the researchers are saying that there is an increase in gang members every year. They are saying 48%of the violent crime is up to 90% in other states. In the suburban areas you are seeing the top gangs with more experience with the violence. The most aggressive gang members are...

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Gang Violence

effects of Gang Violence Gangs have been around since the beginning of time. Humans have always banded together for mutual protection and support - and to better dominate others. Gangs have always provided a way for people to more effectively get what they want, especially if it comes to force. And weaker members of society gravitate toward gangs that they feel can offer a sense of community and protection from others. But today were going to reflect on the effects of the most modern gangs. I watched...

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Gang Timeline

of Gangs in America 06-23-2013 Part 1 Timeline of Gangs in America Gangs started out as a way for people who were socially distinct to come together as a unit; most consisted of people who were of the same ethnic background, unfortunately crime was a way for these groups of people to even the odds. One of the first gangs recorded was in 1820 in New York and through time gangs have become most predominant in four areas; New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Mexico. Forty Thieves Gang and...

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Gangs and Their Effects

| Gangs and Their Negative Effects | By:Trang TaCause and Effect EssayProfessor Marshall | 9/27/2012 | | | | Nowadays, gangs are appearing everywhere from urban to rural area, and they will be gradually out of number. They can be easily recognized through their hairstyle, clothes, and especially their communication. Gangs work under the form of an organization or a group. A member of a gang rarely works alone. A gang can be criminal or non-criminal, but all levels of gangs always...

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Gangs in the Uk

This assignment is about gangs which are now a growing problem in the UK as it is reflected in media coverage and governmental responses to gangs, crime and violence. Gangs as defined by Eurogang network is said to be any durable street oriented youth group whose involvement are in illegal activity as part of their group identity. The other definition used in the article” Dying to belong” was that a gang can be defined as a relatively durable, predominantly street-based group of young people ...

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Gang Violence

Teen Gang Violence If I could change the world, I would definitely leave out the gang violence. I wonder why teens join gangs. I’ve seen some of my friends join gangs and I wonder why they joined. Did they think they were going to be famous? Did they think everyone was going to know them now and want to invite them to special events? Or did they want to sell drugs on their block and become hood rich? I grew up in the city of Blytheville, Arkansas, where a lot of kids find trouble. Gangs are becoming...

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Gang Violence

Gang violence is a major problem in our society today. Gang violence could take place in our neighborhoods and corrupt the young children easily influenced by the violent behavior as well. In the two poems, Leather-Jackets, Bikes and Birds? By Robert Davies and? Street Gang? By H. Webster, the two poets write about gang related issues discussing the ill-mannered bikers who cause these problems to other around them. These poems discuss the violence, death and illegal activity in which a number of...

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Gangs and Corrections

 Gangs and Community Corrections Cami Close University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Introduction The most effective ways of addressing gang-related problems include the involvement of several agencies. However, there are inherent barriers that need to be overcome in order for the collaborative approaches to have a positive effect. These barriers are defining gang problems and discerning the difference between ends and means. The diversity of gangs and their activities makes it difficult...

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Gang Deliquency

Since the late 1800s, gangs have been in existence. These groups have had many negative effects on society for many years. These youth groups or gangs, as they are commonly called, such as the Bloods, Crips, and Vice Lords have participated in many criminal and illegal acts that have plagued society. They have been stereotyped with such negative names as bad kids, troublemakers, and many other mischievous names. These young gangs have long been present in the United States, but were previously...

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Teens and Gangs

Teens & Gangs : Why are teens involved in gangs Since the beginning of the decade, teenage homicides increased by one hundred and fifty percent This sharp increase is largely due to the rapid formation of gang activity throughout the United States. In today's larger cities, gang violence is a reality that people have to deal with every day. As gang related crimes increase, officials are trying to find out why people join and remain loyal to gangs. Unfortunately, experts can only hypothesize...

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Gang Developement

Axia College Material Appendix E Gang Development and Control Tables Gang Development Below are descriptions of gang development theories. Copy and paste the correct description into the table below next to the appropriate theory. There are five descriptions and four theories. One description is not valid. • Gang members are violent and rarely show remorse or feelings regarding their violent and criminal actions. Members may join a gang because it provides them a release for their personal...

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Youth Gangs

argue that gang activity and youth involvement has grown exponentially through the years, it has been an ongoing epidemic for decades. Methods, levels of violence, rules, and motivations may have changed over the years, but the basic infrastructure has remained the same. The earliest accounts of youth involvement in gangs first appeared in Europe or Mexico, while the earliest record of youth gangs appearing in the United States are recorded as early as 1783. In the early 1800’s youth gangs appeared...

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The Hawkhurst Gang

Smuggling and the hawkhurst gang 1. From source A we learn that: people smuggled because poor people did not want to pay and “duty tax” on their goods. Also it was believed that there was ‘nothing in the crime of smuggling’. This source is second hand information and it could be false, also it has apart missing which could be useful. 2. When studying this source you should be careful because, firstly it is from a crime and punishment book and therefore not completely about smuggling and therefore...

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Influence of Gangs

By: Susanna Lee E-mail: lees@student.ucr.edu Gang Culture has increasingly become a subculture for many teenage youths. Main minority teens, these social outcast are often have no real economic stability and no parental supervision or guidance. As a result, teenagers often rebel and seek comfort in gangs. These gangs provide what is lacking in their lives, a sense of belonging. Minorities are often stereotyped and criticized, especially minorities born into poverty. They are condemned simply...

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Gang Life

decades gangs have populated the streets of Los Angeles; growing from 18 to 60 from 1972 to 1978, and from 155 to 270 gangs from 1982 to 1996. The bloods and crips in Los Angeles are predominately African Americans; with the exceptions of about four gangs which reside in Long Beach, Carson, Compton, and Inglewood and they consist of Samoan and members from Tongan descent. Gangs aren’t just an urban city problem but gangs have reached out to suburban and rural areas, which make modern day gangs an issue...

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Female Gangs

led to formation of groups as tribes for waging wars, and eventually in the urban times, now street gangs are formed in mostly developed cities, which are filled with crime and hate towards people other than their own gangs. Gangs all over the world especially in the United States of America, are very often very underlined as a male dominated one, and females that were supposed to be with the gang members, were either their wives of girlfriends, and females who were seen actively involved were supposed...

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Gangs in Rio

     Gangs have always been a challenge to a states government. In Rio de Janeiro slums have always been dangerous because of the amount of the amount of gang members going around with guns, knives and many other weapons. There are many ways to understand these gangs; many believe that they do it for respect while others believe they do it because they have no other choice. In the movie “City of God” we can see the lives of many gang members that live in the slums. With many different sociologist...

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Juvenile Gangs

Final Project Andrew Rodriguez CJ150 Kaplan College Mr. Templeton August 30.2012 Juvenile gangs have become a serious and growing problem in many areas throughout the U.S. It is unlikely that gang control strategies can be successful as long as legitimate economic alternatives are lacking. I will be exploring the possible proactive solutions to this social problem. Juvenile gangs on the street and in prison “Violent crimes committed by juveniles are not diminishing, as other crimes...

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Motorcycle Gangs

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs In the late 1940s outlaw motorcycle gangs were formed. These groups made up of veterans from World War 2, which overtime as the numbers grew they became organized and sophisticated. In the beginning there was about 800 motorcycle gangs, which eventually emerged together into four powerful groups. These groups were called the Hell's Angles, the Outlaws, the Pagans and the Bandidos. The Pagans were the only group that didn't expand their organization over seas. Outlaw...

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Gangs in Toronto

 GANGS IN TORONTO Mr. De Sanctis CLU 3M November 11, 2013 There are a variety of gangs in the city of Toronto including the bloods (whose color is red), crips (whose color is blue), Punjabi mafia, ms-13, etc. These gangs can be usually found where the government provides public housing to the community. Places like Rexdale, Jane and Finch, Scarborough, Malvern, Region Park are the hosts to many of Toronto deadliest gangs, coincidentally these areas are the areas where most...

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Gangs in Oakland

evolves around gangs. Gangs are the major thing in Oakland, they are the ones to sale drugs, guns and are also the ones who are committing all kinds of crimes such as robbery and murders. In order to stop all of this there’s a lot to be done and it will need help from everyone in order to be able to make a difference. Making a positive change is always good, specially when it comes to bringing safety to people’s lives. Gang activity is found all over Oakland, such as in streets, gang members house...

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Gang Violence

Teen Gang Violence; what’s the Cause? “The youngster was murdered outside a basketball court at a public park beside a youth club in the Moss Side District of inner city Manchester. The victim has not yet been named. Police have not yet said how many times he was shot. Detectives suspect the boy was targeted in a planned gun attack. He is understood to have lived locally and attended Manchester Academy High School nearby. Residents close to the scene heard the shots last night as the youngster...

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Gang Prevention

Gang Prevention Gang Prevention Program Jasmine McInnis Strayer University Professor Lillian Ajayi CRJ180010VA016-1122-001 March 9, 2012 Gang Prevention Abstract The Gang Prevention Program that I decided to write on is the A.R.I.S.E program, which was founded in 1986 in Miami Florida by Ed Benson. It’s a non-profit organization that provides assortment of time tested, evidence based life skills curricula for at risk youth. In this essay, I am going to focus on the programs history, mission...

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Crime and Chicano Youth Gangs

A Study of Uprising Gangs in Americas Inner Cities A Senior Thesis Proposal Presented to Senior Seminar University of Central Missouri Bachelor of Science By Aloni Benson Senior Thesis Proposal Title: A study of Uprising gangs in Americas Inner Cities occurring during the 1990’s till Now Statement of the Problem: i. Purpose of the study A. Explain the influence of uprising gang conflict. B. Compare the trends of Gang violence over decades. ...

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Juvenile Delinquent Gangs

Juvenile Delinquent Gangs As a kid I could remember walking to school every day. While on the way to school there was always a group of kids sanding outside of the school walking away. These kids dressed differently and they all whore the same type of clothes. It wasn't until years later that I was told to stay away from them because they were gangsters. They were gangsters that caused problems to the community. These gangsters would go up to kids and try and jump them into their gang. For them the...

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Youth Gang Violence in Australia

YOUTH GANG VIOLENCE IN AUSTRALIA A report by Sam Brown The legal argument being stated in this report refers to the developing issue of youth gang criminology that has somewhat flourished and further advanced in the suburban areas of Australia since the 1990s. The term ‘gang’ is debated throughout the cases presented to psychological and criminal observers, argued to be diverse in definition because of its variety to identifiers. What causes the most uncertainty towards the issue is the query...

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Ms-13 Gang Member

Mara Salvatrucha 13 Drugs and Death on the Streets of America are not a new problem due to gangs; they have existed in New York and other eastern cities for more than two hundred years. During the 1980s and early 1990s El Salvador was plagued by a Civil war between an oppressive US-funded military and an insurgent guerrilla movement. In 1988 the population of El Salvador was only 5.3 million; one in every six people left El Salvador after the war. Most of these refugees fled to the United States...

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Gangs, Youths, & Affiliations

Gangs, Turfs, Youth & Affiliations When was the last time you were able to turn on the news and not hear about some sort of violent act? Crime and gangs is a growing concern amongst most cities, and street gangs are behind a lot of the trouble. Gangs have plagued the streets for centuries and there is no stopping the urge to commit such hideous crimes. Gangs grow from recruiting young kids but what makes a kid decide to join a crime filled lifestyle? Gang violence has been a problem for many...

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Youth and Gangs

Gangs are corrupting minds and ruining our youth, many teens need to open their eyes and see the truth. A gang could just be a social group of friends and family that just hang out, but many of these gangs are involved in criminal activity like murders, robberies and drug dealing. One thing all gangs share in common is that they all want to claim territory (Conly) Gangs have been a part of history for thousands of years and their roots run deep into Americas past and culture. (Lewis) Gangs are a...

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Mafia vs. Gangs

GangsEffects of Gangs By Paul Bright, eHow Contributor X Paul Bright Paul Bright has been writing online since 2006, specializing in topics related to military employment and mental health. He is also a federal employee in northern California. Bright holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and is pursuing a Master of Arts in psychology-marriage and family therapy from Brandman University. View my portfolio SharePrint this article Gangs are a...

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Gangs In Our Society

 Gangs In Our Society By Emmanuel Moorer Gangs are becoming prevalent in today’s society and within our schools. More and more young people are turning to gangs in an attempt to escape their everyday lives and the future, which they perceive as dismal and bleak. They are initially attracted to the prestige and cash flow, which is glamorized by the street gang. Many gangs are actively involved in criminal misbehavior, such as drug and gun trafficking, burglaries...

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The Functionalism of Gangs in New Zealand

Social Issues in New Zealand: Gangs from a Functionalist Perspective Gangs have been perceived as a predominant and rising social issue in New Zealand since as early as the 1950s. Associations of crime and deviance have been the focus of media and law enforcement throughout this time but the issues associated with gangs do not prevail singularly within the construct of the groups. It is too easy to point the finger to those on the fringes of society and say that they are the cause for social instability...

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Short History of Gangs

Since the beginning of time, youth groups or gangs have been in existence. These groups have had many negative effects on society for many years. These youth groups or gangs, as they are commonly called, have participated in many criminal and illegal acts that have plagued society. They have been stereotyped with such negative names as rowdies, bad kids, troublemakers, and many other mischievous names. Some of the earliest records of gangs date back to the fourteenth and fifteenth century in...

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Gang vs. club

match begin: Gang vs. Club". The vast selection of words that a person can choose in order to relate his or her message to other people makes language versatile and great. Like most languages, the English Language has numerous words that have the same meaning; these pairs of words are called synonyms. Even if a pair of words is a synonym, their connotations can be different. An example of a pair of synonyms with different implications is gang and club. The dictionary definition of gang is "a group...

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Youth & Gang Violence

Youth & Gang Violence Jacqueline Smith Jackson State University Youth & Gang Violence Definition of Problem As an African American,I often wondered why people were in gangs and what made them want to involve themselves in violent activity. I grew up in a predomintely all black neighborhood and many of the kids I grew up with were in some type of gang affiliation Desciples, Vice Lord and Latin Kings. Gangs and violence is still happening every day which hit the headline news with young...

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Youth Gangs in Maryland

5/5/13 Youth Gangs in Maryland: Can something be done? In the life that we live we are surrounded by a lot of violence. Whether it’s with other people, groups of people or even sometimes domestic violence is all around us. Throughout the years the emergence of gangs in Maryland has been a major source of violence. And to make matters worse the youth are starting to join these gangs at very young ages. But there is something that can be done to stop the spread of even more gang related issues...

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An Analysis of Gang Involvement in Virginia

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Gang involvement has been a nationwide problem for many years, but has left its mark on Virginia in a major way in the past few years. There needs to be more awareness for parents and educators in Virginia to ensure that the proper protocol is there to prevent kids from being initiated into gangs or even looking in that direction. The “Bloods” and “Crips” are the predominant gangs in Hampton Roads, although the most notorious are the Bloods, who have committed all types...

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Gang Resistance Education and Training

Gang Resistance Education and Training Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) is a national program that educates elementary and middle school children how to avoid becoming a gang member. The program is instructed by police officers and is part classroom instruction and other learning activities. “The goal of the GREAT program is to teach youth how to set goals for themselves, how to resist peer pressure, how to resolve conflicts, and how gangs can affect the quality of their lives...

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The Psychology of a Female Gang

Running head: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A FEMALE GANG Week 7: The Psychology of a Female Gang Latoya J. Valentine Everest University CCJ 4656-1 Gang Activity and Drug Operations – 1 Professor Brad Anders 11/25/12 Instructional Activity As research and understanding of female gangs is imperfect or lacking, the criminal justice system would benefit by developing new methods for dealing with the increasing number of female gangs. To be effective, law enforcement officials should first acknowledge...

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Chen March 20 2014 Gang Violence and Harsh Penalties The presence of gang violence has plagued the United States for many years. Although it is more active in some parts of the country than others, gang violence affects every American: either monetarily as a taxpayer or directly as a victim. Regardless, it is a concern of every individual; therefore, the criminal justice system has been addressing it for years in different ways. The approach of emphasizing harsh punishments has been implemented...

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Gang Violence

Gang Violence in Schools 2 I cannot imagine any of my children coming home from school and informing me that while at school there was a gang “beat out”. Gang violence in school is a nationwide problem and unfortunately it has become very common throughout our country. In my paper I will extensively discuss the problems with gang violence in schools along with the massive amounts of debilitating affects they can have. I will also discuss what can surely curb and resolve such problems...

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Gang Prevention and Juveniles

Gangs are nothing new to American society, what is new and disturbing is the recent spike in juvenile crimes with reported ties to certain gangs. Youth gangs have been prevalent in schools in large cities since the 1970's. However, they have become even more prevalent in schools in the recent past. In the student survey component of the 1995 National Crime Victimization Survey, more than one third (37%) of the students reported gangs at their schools and the percentage of students reporting the presence...

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Gangs in Central America

Gang activity has transcended the borders of Central America, Mexico and North America. Especially in Central America and Mexico, gang activity poses a threat to national security. A multi-national plan to attack the growing gang network is needed. In this research project I plan to: (1) Analyze roots causes, (2) Examine the transnational and regional nature of gangs in Central America and Mexico and (3) Evaluate policies and programs aimed to decrease gang activity in Central America, Mexico and...

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Characteristics of Gang Membership

can become a gang member. Gang members come from every social class, can be of both genders, and of most ethnic or religious groups. They can also be found in the most unexpected places. According to The National Gang Center, in the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the racial ethnic differences in the proportion of who joined gangs were not as large as previous research had suggested. About 12 percent of Hispanic and black youth, respectively, reported having joined a gang by age 17, versus...

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Gang Rival Analysis

I am writing about an argument that is based on a gang truce between two large rival gangs in El Salvador that was settled in order to reduce the high number of murders within the country.. I have three different articles, and two of them are from the same author, and one from another source. The first two articles that both appear in the New York Times, directly relate to the problem. I first one is called “Gang Truce Buys El Salvador a Tenuous Peace” was published on August 27, 2012 by Randal...

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Youth Gangs In Canada

 Youth gangs in Canada is becoming more and more of issue. Adolescents across Canada resort to joining youth gangs for many different reasons. A youth gang is a group of young adolescents who use intimidation and violence to gain prestige among other gangs and control certain areas of unlawful activities. For all the reasons an adolescent would join a youth gang, police and the Government have come up with programs to prevent youth from joining and to get them to leave the gangs. With programs...

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Structural Theories and Street Gangs

crimes in order to get money. In City of Gangs, it is explained that one of the problem in Regina is that aboriginal could have a job if they wanted, but many of these people don’t have the ability to achieve this goal since they don’t have a resume or they don’t know how to fill an application form (City of Gangs, 2009). Thus, the young people on reserves are experiencing this inability to achieve norms and standards of the dominant society, and are joining gangs in order to achieve their goal, through...

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Gangs Research Paper

Strain Theory: A Theoretical Explanation of Gangs Gangs in America Gangs as a problem Gangs have produced a culture of their own; surprisingly similar to many other groups in mainstream society. Religious, political, and special interest groups can all be compared to gangs and their ideology. Typically, groups are born through a shared idea or goal by similar individuals. Many ideas may be radical or may not follow the “norms” set by mainstream society. Conflicts between groups are...

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Gangs: Bloods vs. Crips

disorganization theory believes that most of the gangs or delinquent groups all resided in areas that either had persistent poverty and unemployment or high minority residence. Basically this theory didn’t think it was necessary to blame the crime rate on aspects outside of the person’s control, such as ethnicity, culture, or traits they inherited rather than developed on their own. While the differential opportunity theory focused more on gangs and crime rate having more to do with opportunity...

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Youth Gangs

Youth gangs : Self identify as a group: they do this by creating a name, initiation rituals, tattoos, gang signs Are recognized by society as a gang- people acknowledge the existence of the gang whether it be law enforcement or the community Participate in illegal activity- this could include things such as prostitution, drug dealing, stealing, murder A Select Territory Have a collective goal- often times the goal is financial gain or intimidation At risk youth in latin America The youth that...

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Female Juvenile Gangs

phenomenon of female juvenile gangs in Hong Kong and evaluate its explanation’. In Hong Kong, female gangsters occupy a very small proportion of gang population, only 6% in 2001. However, the number of girl gangsters has an increasing trend that rises to 15% in 2005. Girls are also involved in gang activities more actively than before. There are three main parts in this paper. The first part focuses on the definitions of ‘functionalist point of view’ and ‘female juvenile gangs’. Features of girl gangsters...

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Ceasefire - Gang Violence

Gang violence This report will be discussing the topic “gang violence in the world”. Within this report I will be talking about how gang violence affects a country, communities and families. I will also discuss how not only is it dangerous for gang members but how gangs are making it unsafe for everyone else within the community. I have chosen to discuss gang violence because not only do I find the topic interesting but would like to open discussion on what happens within the gangs themselves...

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Youth Gang Assessment

Youth Gang Assessment Research Methodology May 15, 2012 Youth Gang Assessment There is no definite explanation as to what a youth gang is, however, they are alleged of as a self-formed participation of peers with the appearances of a gang name, identifiable symbols, recognizable leadership, topographical territory, regular meeting pattern, and collective actions to carry out illegal activity. The questions how and why youth gangs are form, who joins then and how violent, are these gangs? (Decker...

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