Summary Of The Documentary: Crips And Bloods: Made In America

analytical Essay
727 words
727 words

Documentary: Conflict The documentary, “Crips and Bloods: Made in America” talks about many social concerns. In the documentary, both discrimination and economics are the main factors for the problems in Southern California. The gangs started because of discrimination. By denying people because of their skin color to join social activities such as the boy/girl scouts is what led to the formation of groups that later turned into gangs. Apart from that, hatred and threats escalated the situations that then turned the gangs into what they are today. According to the documentary, because of the gang rivalry there exists an invisible line that separates the territories of both the Crips and the Bloods. Not only is that the only factor, but also …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the documentary "crips and bloods: made in america" talks about many social concerns, including discrimination and economics.
  • Explains that the documentary focuses on how the gangs in southern california were formed, and how they affect the places in which they mark as their turf.
  • Explains that conflict theory, developed by karl mark, deals with social inequality. the bourgeoisie didn't allow people of color to join social gatherings.
  • Explains that the social bond theory focuses on factors of why people don't take part in criminal behavior. the four parts in hirschi's theory are attachment, belief, commitment, and involvement.

The four parts in Travis Hirschi’s theory are attachment (“being connected with those around you”), belief (“sharing values with those with whom you associate and care about”), commitment (“a desire and understanding that abiding by the norms and values of society are the right way to het where you want to go”) and involvement (being involved “or other forms of interactions that reinforce beliefs and behaviors”). The reason why this theory goes with the documentary is because the people who join gangs lack some or all the factors that according to this theory prevent crime involvement. Some examples include when it is mention how most the teenagers who join are always left alone because their parents work. Instead of relying on their parents, they seek affection and sense of belonging somewhere else. Apart from that, the belief and commitment part of this theory comes into play when the members share their belief of wanting to protect their turf from their enemy gang rival and reinforcing their limit lines. Meaning they avoid crossing their “turf’s” dividing line into enemy territory. Lastly, the lack of involvement is seen as they –the people who became gang members— are not involve in healthy activities such as volunteer programs/ clubs and instead are attracted to the gang

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