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Gang Violence

- Gang violence is a growing problem in this world. No parent would like to imagine their kids dealing with weapons or being threatened by them. These violence’s affects each child individually and their families as well. These gangs recruit multiple different individuals for many reasons such as bribery, family traditions, or even threatening. Although, many kids feel like they have to be a part of it but there are many resources out in this world to prevent them from believing so....   [tags: Gang Violence Essays]

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Solutions to Gang Violence in Society

- Gang violence is a major problem in our society today. If nothing is done soon, gang violence could take place in our neighborhoods. MW Klein, a gang researcher, says that gangs are an aggregation of youths who perceive themselves as distinct, and that are viewed as distinct by the community. Klein also states that the gangs call forth a consistently negative image of themselves through their actions (Klein). To those involved in gangs however, gang membership provided a youth means of attempting to consolidate their gender identities (Douglas)....   [tags: Gang Violence Crimes Violent Essays]

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Gang Violence in Philadelphia

- The streets of Philadelphia are rapidly becoming a home to violent acts and random homicides. Innocent lives are taken every day due to the strong presence of gangs, and the streets are run by unruly groups of fearless young adults. Gang violence in Philadelphia is a major issue, and the citizens will never be safe until gang prevention occurs. Gang prevention is not a simple task, but with the right resources available, it is possible. Gang violence is a problem that will contribute to the collapse of Philadelphia, and it has yet to be solved throughout many generations....   [tags: gang prevention essays]

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The Impact of Gang Violence in Oklahoma

- ... A lot of gangs will begin inside a prison and then expanded to the streets. All gangs have different initiations to get into a gang and different initiations to get out of a gang. An initiation is a mark of becoming something new as some cultures believe it is a sign of you being reborn and becoming something new. Most gang initiation involve the gangs member beating you senseless or having you kill someone. There was a case around 15 years ago where two boys that went to Putnam City North High School that had to do an initiation to get into a gang....   [tags: homocides, violence, members]

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Stopping Gang Violence

- Gang violence has been a problem for many years, and it shows no signs of subsiding any time soon. One of the biggest challenges faced by those attempting to stem the tide of gangs in the United States is the cultural and societal factors that contribute to the continued survival and growth of gangs within communities. The most critical factor in combating gang violence is juveniles. Juveniles are important for several reasons. They are most at risk due to their position in their community. Parents in low income areas often work long hours and are not able to supervise their children as much as necessary....   [tags: Preventing Gang Expansion]

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Can We Stop Gang Violence?

- Can We Stop Gang Violence. Stopping gang violence requires more than just the law enforcement in solving gang problems. Gang involvement among youths remains to be a prevalent problem to parents and society. It is often associated with violence and other criminal activities within the community. Though reasons remain to be varied, youth participation continues to increase through out the years. In seeking then to understand the motivation for youths joining gangs, it is essential to look at good family function, which promotes healthy development, as well as looking at how poor family function, is related to poor outcomes for youths....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Mara Salvatrucha]

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Gang Violence

- In society most people feel safe and do not have a sense of urgency that something appalling will transpire around them. Although these people may hear about the surplus of current events going on around the world today that may be abysmal they tend to not care because they perceive that it will not arise around their home. Gang violence in youths is a prominent problem around numerous portions of the world today. Youths are forced to go along with the engagements taken place in the gang which can be cataclysmic to society and themselves....   [tags: Society, Youth, Violence]

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Letter to Mayor Regarding Gang Violence in Canada

- As an individual living in a community where gang violence is an issue, I am grateful that you are able to take part in a movement to lower the amount of gang violence today. According to Statistics Canada, gang-related homicides have been unchanged for 2011 to 2012 years with 0.27 victims for every 100,000 of the population.[1] In Ontario from 2002 to 2012, deaths peaked at 38 in 2003 and lowered significantly in 2004 to 17.[2] These numbers prove that gang-related violence are a constant battle in many communities every year....   [tags: gang-related homicides]

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Gang Violence: Problem on the Rise

- What ever happened to kids wanting saying they wanted to be a police officer, fireman, doctor or teacher when they grow up. Does anyone ever say, when I grow up I want to be in a gang. According to the National Gang Threat Assessment there are over one million gang members in California and over forty percent are under the age of eighteen. Just in Fresno alone there are over twelve thousand gang members and over 500 gangs (Overend). Gang violence is a growing problem and if we don’t try to control it now it will be a bigger problem in the future....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Theories on Gangs and Gang Violence

- Theories on Gangs and Gang Violence The emergence of gangs in the United States was first fueled by immigration and poverty stricken families who settled in urban areas. With few having the money-making skills to accomplish the goals set by society such as money or a better way of life or able to adjust to their new urban life, these lower class citizens began to band together forming what many viewed as "gangs" in certain areas. Although there was no definite meaning of the term "gang" back then, one recent definition that has been agreed upon by more than 100 American and European researches attempted to define it; "A street gang is any durable, street-oriented youth group whose involveme...   [tags: Groups, Streets, Illegal]

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Delinquency and Gang Violence

- Delinquency and gang violence has disturbed many communities in Urban African American areas. Engaging youth in community programs may take away from the violence, focusing on the missing factor within delinquents. Youth delinquents are molded into violent criminals before they have a chance to build themselves, the known reason is there communities have a part in there behavior. A problem many communities are faced with is delinquency and gangs. Delinquency and gangs begin to pull in the similarities and focus more on the meaning connected to youth violence from the past to the present....   [tags: Communities, Urban, African American Areas]

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Gang Violence in Chicago

- 1) “Gang Violence in Chicago/ Psychology” is the topic/discipline, I have chosen. a) The initial step in understanding the discipline of Psychology would be to obtain a formalized definition of this particular branch of scientific study. Defining the study of Psychology would provide formalized focus for research into the field. The Methods/avenues of research I would employ include the internet, review of professional and academic journals and interviewing a psychologist to gain firsthand perception of the field....   [tags: Discipline of Psychology]

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Gang Violence

- Gangs are made up of a big “family”, which includes men, woman, and children. Children as young as seven or nine years old have been recruited in the gang. Gang member join gangs for many reasons such as protection. They live in the gang area and are in danger to violence by rival gangs so they feel they need to be protected. Another reason they join gangs is for the brotherhood. When they have lack of communication or a bad home environment they look towards the gang because it shows them love and protection like if they were family....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Gang Violence

- The North Carolina Governor’s crime commission states that there are 1,446 gangs across the state with a total of 19,000 members. The average age of gang membership is 15 years old (Our Initiatives-Gang Prevention). In the 1980’s national gangs began to shift from just the bad street type local criminals to taking on public arrangements involved with drug trafficking and other illegal activities. As there power and membership increased gangs were being recognized in locations outside of their regular neighborhood (SKEP)....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Gang Violence in the United States

- Gang Violence in the United States Gang violence in America is reaching alarming proportions. Chicago police Commander Donald Hilbring states, "Gangs are everywhere. All throughout the city of Chicago, the suburbs, throughout the state, throughout the nation." Chicago police state that so far this year, more than 100 gang-related murders have occurred. Everyday an other report on the evening news relays the tragedy of a child accidently caught in gang crossfire. The image of black, inner-city teenagers selling "crack" on neighborhood street corners and shooting it out over drug "turf" comes to mind whenever we hear the story told....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers Crime]

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The Influence of Geography and Social Networks on Gang Violence

- Gang violence is becoming a known threat in our country. Gang violence is defined as a group of people by repetitive socializing individuals or close friends with recognizable influence and inner coordination. These gangs will claim full control over a region in a community, town, or specific area which will lead to the involvement of violent crimes and unlawful behavior as a group or even by oneself. Since these gangs are increasing in size in communities, citizens of certain areas are beginning to move out or avoid going to these locations in order to avoid becoming the next victim to one of the community gangs waiting to engage in their next deviant act....   [tags: communities, poverty level, crime]

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Gang Violence and Biker Gangs

- 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 people participated in, which like reality is the problematic truth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gang Violence And Substance Abuse

- Gangs in the United States are becoming more violent and deadly than ever. Thousand of people are dying each year from these ill-mannered thugs. In today's societies gang activity is an everyday occurrence whether it includes violence, drugs, death or any illegal activity in which they participate. The research that I have conducted will focus on how the selling of drugs by gangs members can lead to violence/death and how turf wars between rival gang can also lead to death. In recent years the selling of drugs has increased in the world of gang members....   [tags: Drug Addiction Essays]

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Gang Violence

- Gang Violence Gangs are becoming a growing problem in American society. More young people are turning to gangs to solve problems in their lives. When youths join gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Members fall behind their classmates in school and do not try. A study shows that less than 1% of gang bangers is literate1. Gangs destroy teenager lives and destroy their chances for a good education and happy life. Gangs are now a haven for rats.      Teenagers are joining gangs every day....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gangs Teen Essays]

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Gang Violence

- Gang Violence Nowadays gangs are big issues in America. People who are in gang feel like they belong some where and people care about them. There are various reasons people join gangs, and almost all age group between ages 12-40 are involved in gangs. One of the big reasons people join gangs is because of their needs, protection, and also they want attention from people around them. Gang’s should be taken seriously because today’s gangs are more violent and brutal then they were in 60’s....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Three Ways Police and Probation Officers can Reduce Gang Violence

- Police and probation officers use two words to describe their jobs, to protect and to serve. Not only do they put their lives in danger every day, but also help the community in more ways than one. Some ways that police and probation officers can help lower gang violence is by implementing laws more accordingly, establishing a relationship with troubled youth, and creating programs that benefit their well-being. The root of gang violence all begins at home and then spreads. A troubled teen may be lacking the love and attention from their parent whether it is because they work too much, or simply do not care....   [tags: neutral zone, teen gangs, police officers]

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Articles about Involvement in Gang Violence and Methods of Prevention for Students

- In low income areas and large cities, gang violence is a major problem many parents hope their children will avoid. Unaffordability makes the option of relocating out of the question for the majority of families. Very few people from neighborhoods such as this are able to go to college because of the expense and lack of motivation from the students. Scholarships are the only hope for kids who grow up in environments like downtown Oakland or Berkeley, California. Scholarships can only be granted through outstanding skills in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities, though, not because a student has the ability to stab with a knife, torment innocent pedestrians on the street, or shoo...   [tags: Article Review]

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Sociological Reasons behind Gang Violence in South Central Los Angeles

- Over the past 60 years there has been a recent phenomenon in the development and rise of gangs and gang violence. This is exceptionally apparent in South Central Los Angeles where the Bloods and the Crips have taken control of the social structure and created a new type of counter culture. Poverty in this area is an enormous problem caused by a shear lack of jobs; but just because there is a lack of jobs doesn’t mean that there will be a lack of bills to pay, so sometimes selling drugs in order to keep a roof over your head seems like the most logical option....   [tags: group behavior phenomena]

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Preventing Violent Crime: Stopping Gang Membership

- Introduction: Every year in the United States there are over one million violent crimes that occur. Of those one million violent crimes, an average of forty eight percent of them have been associated with gangs or individual gang members. (FBI) The gangs that are producing these high violent crime rates are not concentrated in one area but rather spread throughout the hearts of cities all across the country. In addition these gangs are not stagnant, but rather are growing in numbers every year by enticing young minority men time and time again to join their ranks....   [tags: Urban Youth, Violence, Anti-gang Programs]

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Gang membership, Drug Selling, and Violence in Neighborhood Context

- Smiley is a man who was released back into the society on a parole. He was sent back to live in his neighborhood. Shinichi Suzuki, a famous Japanese violinist who invented Suzuki Method, got the right idea of Smiley’s situation when he said “Man is a child of his environment”. It means that Smiley is a product of his environment. His neighborhood is a no picnic. The neighborhood is a basically a graveyard of American dreams. Like everyone else in America, Smiley values individualism, achievement, money, and family unity highly....   [tags: Smiley, Suzuki Method]

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Keeping Our Youthfulness in No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

- There are No Children Here; by Alex Kotlowitz is a story about two brothers and their mother, Pharaoh, Lafayette and LaJoe Rivers and them growing up in the late 1980's in the (HHH) Henry Horner Homes, a housing project in Chicago. In the story the boys try to retain their youthfulness while they see constant gang violence, death of people close to them and their brother is in jail and their dad is struggling with drug addiction. In Horner, there are two gangs that claim it as their area, and the Rivers family is always hiding from all the shooting....   [tags: gang, violence, addiction, death]

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Gangs in Oklahoma

- Gangs have been around for a long time and have caused many problems in society. When people think of gangs they might think Los Angeles or Chicago, but Oklahoma’s gang violence has been at the same level as most major cities are dealing with. Gangs are a major problem in Oklahoma. Gang members continue to increase in the state of Oklahoma. The main age group that joins these gangs are teenagers and pre-teens. Kids without enough attention or not having a father figure in their life tend to join gangs....   [tags: Oklahoma Gang Violence]

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The Negative Impact of Gangs on Oklahoma

- The large negative impact on Oklahoma that gangs have caused resulted in a change in our state. In all fifty of the United States, more types and groups of gangs are committing more crimes and illegal activity. Gangs have significantly impacted Oklahoma by increasing violence, homicides, and drug trafficking, and something must be done. The amount of people affiliated with gangs is rapidly increasing. Oklahoma authorities say that gangs are an urban problem. In a report in the year 2010, studies showed that all seventy seven Oklahoma counties had some form of gang activity....   [tags: gang activities and violence]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Crime

- One of the biggest problems which the United States is faced with is juvenile crime. The reason experts feel juvenile 's commit crimes is because of risk factors when they were younger but experts still have not found the main reason why juvenile 's commit crimes. Some risk factors associated with juvenile crime are poverty, repeated exposure to violence, drugs, easy access to firearms, unstable family life and family violence, delinquent peer groups, and media violence. There are persistent patterns in the delinquency rate....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Violence]

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Teen Curfew

- The intention teenagers are given a curfew of a certain time limit in different states is to limit gang violence and use curfew as a key tool to do so. (Wagner, Matt 2). Curfew is a way to control the teens that have diminutive self control along with little or no parental control. (Hall, Maggie 2). Various amounts of teenagers cannot be confidential to act with such autonomy and accountability. (Love, Dennis 2). Having a curfew indicates who the teenager is and what they do. (Love, Dennis 2). To give other teenagers a sense of where they live or reside and to show how much character they have, teens stay out longer and later to give other teens that sense of doing what they desire....   [tags: Social Issues, Gang Violence]

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The Growth of Conflict in Peter Callero's The Myth of Individualism

- Conflict is something that exists in the everyday lives of all humans throughout the world. It can be shaped by the thoughts that are shared and also challenged by others. Conflict is like a tree. Once the idea is planted into someone's thoughts, it sprouts and begins to grow. As the idea continues to grow and spreads its branches, others who agree with the idea grow around it and the conflict builds and builds until it is like an overwhelming forest. Once conflict is formed and created, it can grow until it affects the lives of everyone is the surrounding area and can lead to extreme cases....   [tags: warfare, violence, gang members]

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Al Capone: The King of Chicago

- ... Al Capone and Mae got married on December 30, 1918, three weeks after their son Albert Francis Capone "Sonny" was born. Sonny was to remain Capone's only child (Trespacz 18). Johnny Torrio, the leader of the Chicago Outfit, recruited Capone to help start his bootlegging business in Chicago, knowing Capone needed to lay low after the attack. This started Capone’s life in Chicago (21) Once in Chicago Capone became close friends with Torrio, and became his right hand man. One day while Torrio was out with his wife he was ambushed, and shot many times, barley living....   [tags: gang, bootlegging, violence]

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London Police Service At London

- London Police The London Police Service is the main police service located in London, Ontario. The station is located on Dundas Street near Adelaide, a central location in London. It is currently run by Chief Bradley S. Duncan who has an Order of Merit. It is a medal awarded for demonstrating exemplary services in the police community, for society, and for Canada. Below Chief Bradley S. Duncan are two Deputy Chiefs. The Deputy Chief of Operations is Deputy Chief John Pare. The Deputy Chief of Administration is Deputy Chief Brent Shea....   [tags: Police, Crime, Gang, Domestic violence]

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The Crips

- The Crips, originating in Los Angeles, California, are one of the oldest, largest, and most notorious gangs in the United States. They have been involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing in the Los Angeles area. The Crips are mostly identified by the blue color worn by their members. What was once a single gang is now a loose network of "franchises" around the United States. The gang primarily (but not exclusively) comprises African Americans. The Crips have an intense rivalry with the Bloods and are also known to feud with Chicano gangs....   [tags: Gang Violence Crips Bloods]

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Gang Prevention in Schools

- INTRODUCTION Gang violence in schools has always been evident, however in past decades it was slightly more controllable, as school authorities were able to immediately identify the persons involved and deal with them before any ideas of further gang involvement could be spread. Whereas in present time gang violence within schools has but become a growing pandemic, infecting not only poorly resourced schools but a few private schools as well. Within this essay the growing phenomenon of gang violence will be discussed, with reference to the group dynamic concepts that exist in the field of Sociology....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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Difference Between A Gang And Gang

- ... Yet, here is some a few of the reasons behind why people do the things they do with a gang. Poverty, is the first reason I would like to talk about. To this day, money still makes the world go around. Meaning that some of the gangs are created to be a money making enterprise. By committing crimes such as thefts and drug dealing, the members may be able to make the money that they never could. It could be a way for them to compensate to pay their bills and pay for their families that they never could with the nine to five job that they had....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology]

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Increase in Violence Among Teenagers

- In my community I know kids that are committing in teenage violence and I would like for them to stop before they end up in prison and that could mess up their life. Violent crimes are committed by teens every year. More teens are succumbing to violence every year, as the aggressor or the victim. It's important for parents or adults who work with young people to understand contributing factors and how to help. Teen violence takes many forms and ranges in severity. The most infamous and severe form of teen violence are the school shootings seen on the news....   [tags: shootings, gang, abuse]

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Black Mass : Film Based On The True Story Of Whitey Bulger

- ... The violent scenes in this film were slightly sensationalized because they made Bulger out to be heartless badass. He would ruthlessly kill someone, and then have his sidekicks hide the evidence and walk away completely unaffected. Though I don’t think the scenes were intentionally sensationalized, they still were because this type of violence has fascinated consumers. People today enjoy watching a creepy version of Johnny Depp kill someone in a gruesome way and then walk away from the scene as if he were the king of the world....   [tags: Violence, Crime, Winter Hill Gang, James J. Bulger]

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Intervention Programs For Gang Membership

- ... While intended to be an intervention program, Ms. Squeaky, the director of the program at the Safehaven branch, says that instead it focuses on challenging the members to consider alternatives to active gang lifestyle, but never pushes it on them. The members are often brought in via referrals from TYC or parole officers as well as being brought in by older gang members. This program caters to those who don’t have transportation, as it does a nightly bus route to pick up and drop off members....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Sociology]

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A Report On The Bandidos Motorcycle Gang

- The Bandidos motorcycle gang has had a decades-long stranglehold on supremacy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This gang has becoming an increased threat not only to Albuquerque, but the nation. Here in the five years I have lived here, there have been many issues with the Bandidos. Shootouts have occurred because other motorcycle gangs like the Vagos are threatening their turf. One member got shot like two years ago and the city was chaos because of threats and biker gangs came from all over for revenge....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Bandidos, Hells Angels]

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The Fight Of A Gang Intervention Specialist

- The United States is going through a national epidemic that is taking over our youth. Gangs are becoming more and more prevalent in the lives of our youth and violence is becoming the answer to our problems. Necessary gang prevention programs are heavily underfunded, and the need to rehabilitate the troubled kids, take them off the street, and integrate them to be positive roles in society is barely an option in the views of todays society. With the demand of gang programs come the demand of gang intervention specialists....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Los Angeles]

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The Impact Of Gang Membership On The Individuals

- When one hears the word “gangs”, many would start leaving the premises or speak in hushed whispers due to the threats attached to these groups. Some would argue, especially its members, that the perceptions on gangs are exaggerated considering that not all gangs are violent in nature. Regardless of these arguments, many often fear gangs as history and the media portray the violence and chaos brought by these groups when they are in their territories or fighting rival organizations. However, there are several sentiments being raised by people when it comes to the possible impacts of gang membership to the individual who become involved with these gangs....   [tags: Gang, Illegal drug trade, Crime, Mara Salvatrucha]

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Gangs and Violence in California

- Gangs and Violence in California This paper was done in response to an article that I came across in which a child was convicted as an adult for homicide. The homicide was supposedly gang-related; the young child that was only 14 years of age was painted as an entrenched gang member. This article made me think what contributed to this situation and how it can be eradicated from today’s society so this will never happen to any of our youth. The solutions provided in this document are a response to the growing need for schools, school districts, county offices of education, and state legislatures to address youth gangs. Children are our greatest asset in the world today: They give parents...   [tags: Gang Essays]

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Gang Deterrence And Its Effect On People And Places Affected By The Gang Epidemic

- ... The Justice Quarterly too reported astonishing results after forty-two months of observations on the rise or decline in violent crime. “Chicago, Illinois reported a thirty-seven percent in decline in quarterly homicide rates in treatment areas” (Engel, et all. 2013). Along with Chicago, Lowell Maine saw a “twenty-four percent reduction in gun assaults (from 49 to37), and fifty percent reduction in homicides (from 4 to 2)” (Engel, et all. 2013). The statistics from the short yet extensive study shows the benefits from applying focused gang deterrence programs; Columbus, Ohio must mimic these cities in order to see an indentation in gang violence....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Violent crime]

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Increasing Gang Involvement : The Great Program ( Gang Resistance Education And Training )

- It is very hard to grasp how many gangs there are in our towns and cities. Egley (2014) reports “In 2012, there were an estimated 30,700 gangs (an increase from 29,900 in 2011) and 850,000 gang members (an increase from 782,500 in 2011) throughout 3,100 jurisdictions with gang problems (down from 3,300 in 2011). The number of reported gang-related homicides increased 20 percent from 1,824 in 2011 to 2,363 in 2012” (p. 1). However we have to realize that there are also agencies and people out there that are giving their time and money in hopes to help prevent and stop individuals in joining gangs....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Mara Salvatrucha, Criminology]

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Can Young Gang Members Be Changed?

- Can Young Gang Members Be Changed. In the Freedom Writers I saw the soft part of young gang members’ hearts. Being gang members, they still feel helpless. The problem of gang violence today is a worldwide problem that should solve carefully and urgently. Moreover, as the National Young Gang Survey Analysis says, there are more than two out of five gang members are juveniles. Freedom Writers focused on this global issue, described a true story about how a teacher changed her gang member students’ life....   [tags: Gang, Illegal drug trade, Gangs, Bloods]

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The Documentary By Lockdown : Gang Vs. Family By Gail Mitchell

- ... The Ogden Trece gang is like a family gang that began in the streets of Ogden, Utah. The narrator acknowledged Robert Terrazas as a founder of the gang. He has been in and out of jail since the 80s and now he is in jail with his niece, Natalie Terrazas. According to Natalie, the gang lifestyle started for her when she was just 12 years old (Mitchell, 2007). For Natalie, the sociological theory is applicable to her. A sociologist named Gabriel Tarde believed crime was something learned by normal people as they adapted to other people and the conditions of their environment (Bohm & Haley p.73)....   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Criminology, Gang]

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Gang Groups And National Crime Prevention Council

- ... In gang membership, there is the opportunity to create personal identity, but there are minimal standards of acceptable status (Curry & Spergel, 1988). The specific characteristics of the individuals in these groups vary, however, the vast majority of gang members are male (Miller, 1992; United States Department of Justice). Furthermore, most members within a specific gang resemble one another in three other characteristics: age, social class and location of residence (Miller, 1992). More specifically, Miller (1992) found that they predominately range in age from 12 to 21 and originate from families with low economic and educational status....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Sociology, Gang]

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Masculinity On Black Male 's Gang Members

- ... This has led the media in the UK reporting that the gang problem is a black problem. However, they have been criticised by researchers claiming that gangs reflect the ethnic makeup of the local community they belong to (Aldridge et al, 2007; Bullock & Tilley, 2002) and the media are only reporting gang crimes committed in the black community and fail to acknowledge the everyday issues these males face in their communities. Furthermore, this dissertation aimed to provide explanations for why young males join gangs....   [tags: Gang, Sociology, Crime, Mara Salvatrucha]

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How The Youth And Become A Part Of The Gang Lifestyle

- ... Other ways gangs initiate is by having the new member commit a crime such as stealing, fighting another gang member and vandalism. The lifestyle of gangs seems to attract youth though media sources as well. Music, Movies and fashion all play a part in pushing the popular effect of gang culture. Shows like American gangster and Menace to Society provide visual effects of what it’s like to be feared and powerful. As for fashion tattoos and specific colors of clothing, which can help other gang members identify with each other....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Illegal drug trade]

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Gang Activity : The United States Federal Bureau Of Investigation

- ... Essentially, this means that gang formation is derived from the members’ personal emotional needs rather than the superficial monetary gain they receive from drug distribution. Once one is able to see that the cause of gangs is more complex and intricate than assumed to be, one can then begin to understand them so one can explore solutions to the issues that cause them to form. Meanwhile, the factors in the social development of an adolescent are crucial in determining what role they will play in society as adults....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Criminology]

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L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur

- L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur Kody Scott grew up in South Central L.A. during the nineteen-sixties and seventies, soon after the creation of the Crips. Raised in poverty without a father, and a full family raised solely by his mother, Kody Scott led the stereotypical “ghetto” life, a poor and broken home. However he does not blame this on his own personal decision to join the Crips while only eleven year’s old. The allure of the respect and “glory” that “bangers” got, along with the unity of the “set”(name for the specific gang) is what drew him into the gang....   [tags: Monster Autobiography L.A. Gang Member Essays]

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Context, Violence and Leadership in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

- Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” does a marvelous job of highlighting the violent nature of mankind. The underlying cause of this violent nature can be analyzed from three perspectives, the first being where the occurrence of violence takes place, the second man’s need to be led and the way their leader leads them, and lastly whether violence is truly an innate and inherent characteristic in man. Cormac McCarthy once said, “I think the notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone can live in harmony is a really dangerous idea.” (Overview) This quote leaves us with the impression that humanity as a whole is innately violent, and we will explore this idea by examining...   [tags: Gang, Bloodshed, War]

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Subculture of Violence Theory in Today’s Society

- Subculture of Violence Theory in Today’s Society Introduction Gang activity and gang violence is a growing concern in the United States today. It is estimated that there are approximately 760,000 gang members and over 24,000 active gangs in various jurisdictions within the United States (World Vision, 2011). It is also estimated that 155 children are arrested for his or her participation in violent crimes every year and that most of this violence is directly related to gangs and gang activity (World Vision, 2011)....   [tags: Violence ]

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Career Decisions, Gangs And Violence, And Teenage Pregnancy

- ... Thuston provided great counsel and advice to me that helped to steer me in the direction of bachelor’s degree in accounting. Mr. Thuston recognized my call to the ministry but thought it would be good to obtain a business background as a foundation so that I could get a career to support my family and not rely on the church. Also, in the setting of the local church that I attended it was common for ministers to be bi-vocational. Many of the ministers worked jobs or had professions in other areas before they became full-time ministers....   [tags: Adolescence, Youth, Gang, Crime]

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Women 's Violence And Sexual Victimisation

- ... These offences were linked to defending reputations, and male influence was a key factor, despite their lack of involvement. Experts found a direct correlation between young women’s anger, their violent behaviour, and their experiences of sexual violence. The physical violence identified by experts fits with the understanding of young women’s violence being characterised by its relational context (Nacro, 2008, CfBT, 2008). Young Women and Sexual Violence A number of experts worked with young females who were involved in non-consensual sexual acts that had been filmed and passed on to others, as well as being passed around between males for sexual purposes....   [tags: Violence, Domestic violence, Female]

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Gangs and Youth Violence

- Recently, an increasing number of North American youth are committing violent crimes. Although the consequences of these violent crimes are easily apparent, the causes behind them are often abstract and obscure, making it difficult to pin blame on a single source. Moreover, this deviant behavior among young people can be attributed to a combination of several generalized factors. Leading contributing factors of youth violence include the media, the influence of family life, widespread abuse of drugs and alcohol, the ease of access to weapons and a lack of strong punishment that exists for juvenile offenders....   [tags: Gang Essays]

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Impact of Teen Violence

- Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence]

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Why People Cross The Bridge Into Gang Hood

- ... There is a straight-forward approach to addressing gang crime. If communities, especially those in poverty, support each other and create environments of respect and love, there would be no reason for people to join gangs which account for half of all violent crime in the United States. Communities need to be informed on their role in either promoting or preventing gang activity. The problem is that communities are rarely willing to point the blame at themselves as having anything to do with promoting gang crime....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Mara Salvatrucha]

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The Crime Boss: North Side Gang Massacre

- On a bloody day of February 14, 1929, seven men laid dead upon a blink of an eye in a garage on North Clark Street (Outlaws, Mobsters & Crooks). These men were not any average men, they were gangsters who despised Al Capone, gangsters who desired power over the city, gangsters known as North Side Gang led by the vicious George Moran. So who shot them, who were all behind this notorious massacre. There is only one person to point fingers to and that is Al Capone, the famous all time American gangster, or also known as Scarface....   [tags: george moran, gang, al capone]

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The Common Type Of Violence

- ... Domestic abuse may also be in the form verbal, psychological, spiritual, stalking, or financial. In 2010, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reported that 1 in 12 women will be stalked which would later result in sexual or physical abuse by former or current partner. 79% of abused victims who were murdered report stalking (Chapin, 2012). Also referred to as intimate partner violence, the CDC defines the term a physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and physiological aggression by a former or current intimate partner....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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The Effects Of Violence On Children And Adolescents

- ... This is due to the fact that the public has been gearing their desire towards the media producing goods like war movies, shooting games, gang violence, and other aggressive bases for entertainment. More and more action movies are turning to large and elaborate combat and action scenes that depict large scale and climactic violence that occur at the height of the movie’s plot. Also contributing to the issue of the abundance of aggression in the media is that with the advances in technology, video games and other viewing experiences are becoming increasingly realistic, which aids desensitization....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Anger]

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Adolescent Gangs and Violence in Schools

- Dave Reichert once said “Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas” (Dave Reichert Quotes). These days, gangs are not only made up of adults on the streets, but teens who are in school as well. Various experts say that “gang membership is particularly widespread among urban youths under the age of 18” (Teen Gangs). As a result, gangs are now seen in many schools, and as a result may lead to increased violence among students....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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Children, Media, and Violence

- "The evidence is overwhelming. To argue against it, the link between media violence and teen violence is like arguing against gravity," said Jeffrey McIntyre, legislative and federal affairs officer for the American Psychological Association. As children are exposed to acts of violence in the media through television, video games, music, movies, etc. alarming results are occurring. The main negative effect being an increase in aggression among youth who are regularly exposed to the media and an increase in violent patterns as they mature into adulthood....   [tags: Media Violence and Aggression]

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Gang Injunctions Arrive in the UK

- Gang injunctions arrive in the UK In November 2009, new provisions for tackling gangs under the Policing and Crime Act were passed: the gang injunction. Inevitably, these have already been dubbed the ‘gangbo’ – an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) for gang members. Originally restricted to those 18 and over, only a week after the act was approved, the Crime and Security Bill proposed its extension to cover those 14-17. Gang injunctions have been used in the US for over two decades. The UK version is slightly different....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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America’s Culture of Violence

- Mark Twain Once said, “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” Who could disagree with him. Show me another country where someone would walk into an elementary school with the intent to kill as many children as possible. In comparison to other first world countries, America proves to be the leading nation in terms of violence. We have people who murder innocent victims without cause or regret. Criminals always seem to be sad that they were caught....   [tags: america's culture of violence, decadence]

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Political Violence in South Africa

- Repression by the South African government during the apartheid era, has hurt the ability for civil society groups to form. Instead of channeling grievances through civil society organizations that act as a “safety valve” for discontent in a more peaceful way, most South Africans who want to get their voices heard end up using violence as a tool in order to bring political gain.1 The use of violence as a component of South Africa's political culture was originated during the 1980s anti-apartheid struggle, where the ANC and other underground anti-apartheid groups would use violent and militaristic actions, language, and ideas to get their voices heard as part of social mobilization....   [tags: south africa, political violence, anc]

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Animal Abuse And Domestic Violence

- ... These categories may help with the detainment of criminals in a larger scale and may also help create strategies for intervention. The most common animals who receive abuse are dogs, cats, horses, and livestock. According to pet-abuse.com, a shocking 64.5 percent of the victims of animal abuse are dogs, 25 percent of cases involved livestock and 18 percent involved cats. A child’s mind is a messy place. There is a difference between a child accidentally harming the family pet and feeling remorse versus a child intentionally harming the pet and getting satisfaction from it....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Domestic violence]

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The Gang Issue of America

- Gangs are very dangerous to everyone in society. “Gangs are groups of people (mostly young males) who band together for protection and a sense of belonging. The U.S. Department of Justice officially defines a youth gang as a group of young people involved in criminal activity” (Gangs 1). About one million gang members are in more than 20,000 criminally active gangs in the United States. Also, that group of about one million people is accountable for up to eighty percent of our nation’s crimes. Since 2005, gangs have nationally added about 200,000 members to the already high total (Targeting Gangs 1)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Crimes]

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Gang Rehabilitation: Effective or Not?

- Criminal gangs are a crucial part of the criminal pyramid; they can be paid as hit-men, distribute narcotics, assault innocent victims, and commit larceny, among other crimes. These are more serious crimes that require harsher punishment, though, but are these harsher punishments effective. While the U.S. had a rise in gangs, the state of Nevada has seen an increase in Hispanic criminal gangs, mainly Nortenos, or north-siders, and with that, Nevada has established a special law pertaining to criminal gangs known as a “gang enhancement” law which states: A person who is convicted of a felony committed knowingly for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in affiliation with a criminal gang, w...   [tags: criminals, innocent victims]

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The Effects of Media Violence on Teenagers

- Media Violence has been discussed and debated for many years. Authors, such as Jonathan L. Freedman reveal issues that reveal how corporate storytellers are less concerned with imparting positive cultural values than they are with making great sums of money. These multimillion-dollar corporations know violence is a major profit boost and use it indiscriminately to increase their income. Unfortunately, among the consumers of this unwarranted violence are young children and teenagers who observe and absorb its content....   [tags: Violence ]

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The Effects of Media Violence on Children

- Pretend you are a parent. You are at home and you see your child acting in a hostile and aggressive manner. You ask him where he picked up on this behavior. He replies, “I saw it on Television.” Television violence had a role in the child's behavior. Media violence can have a lasting impression on children, teenagers and adults not only through television, but also through video games. In the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in violent behavior in the United States (Merino 1)....   [tags: Violence ]

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Violence Against Women

- Aboriginal women and girls are strong and beautiful. Unfortunately, they often face life-threatening, gender-based violence and disproportionately experience violent crimes because of hatred and racism (Fact Sheet: Violence Against Aboriginal Women , 2013). According to Statistics Canada, Aboriginal woman are three to five times more likely to experience violence than non-Aboriginal women (Fact Sheet: Violence Against Aboriginal Women , 2013). Fortunately, this frightening trend has been noticed and interventions such as the Sisters In Spirit social movement and Kanawayhitowin Campaign have been created to assist in diminishing these violent events....   [tags: Aboriginal Women, Violence, Racism, Hatred]

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Violence Can Be Controlled

- Cruelty in prison will be reduced with some minor changes. However, violence has been an ongoing problem in the penitentiary in both men and women’s prison. Roughly around 990,000 men are incarcerated in this country (Stojkovic 549). In addition to, 65,000 women offenders are incarcerated today (Stojkovic 549). Fights that happen in prison have gotten to an extreme high in society. Correction officers reported at least 3,000 assaults on inmates and officers each year at Rikers Island in New York City (Welch 178)....   [tags: Violence ]

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Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2009

- According to the National Gang Center, the change is gangs from 2002-2007: +12% in larger cities, +33% in suburban counties, +27% smaller cities and +24% in rural counties (National Youth Gang Center, 2009). The gang problem in the United States of America has been getting worse since the first gang was formed by Irish immigrants in the early 1800s. For low income and areas with high population, gang involvement with youths has also been getting worse. Regarding gang-related homicides, it is for difficult data collection industries to gather correct information because after a murder is committed it must be determined whether the murder is gang-related or not....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member

- It was on the day of June 15th, 1975 that the world of eleven year old boy named Kody Scott would change completely. A month prior to this day, Kody was suspended from school for flashing a gang sign during the school’s panorama picture; from here it was evident where Kody was heading in life. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Kody was always surrounded by gangs and constantly witnessed the warfare created by rival gangs. Upon his return home from his sixth grade graduation Kody dashed out of the window in his room and ran to meet up with Tray Ball, a gang member of the Eight Tray Gangster Crips who had agreed to sponsor Kody into the gang....   [tags: gangster crips, kody scott, eight tray]

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Gang Reduction Program

- In 2003 as a response to communities with a large amount and growing number of youth gangs the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, initiated the Gang Reduction Program (GRP) (U.S. Department of Justice 2008). The formation of gangs is seen as a response to system failures and community dysfunction. As a result, one of OJJPD’s anti-gang initiatives is to make communities safer and have a pro-social environment (U.S. Department of Justice 2008)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Effects of Television Violence on Children

- It has been calculated that American kids see about 200,000 acts of violence and 25,000 murders on television by the time they reach age eighteen." (Schleifer 18) Arrests of people under the age of eighteen for violent crimes rose forty-seven percent from 1988 to 1992. (Miller 174) The American Medical Association conducted a study that found a direct relationship between viewing and homicide. (Miller 176) Does this kind of overexposure to violence have a significant effect on children and teenagers....   [tags: Television Violence ]

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Video Games Do Not Contribute to Youth Violence

- Video games are not the cause of youth violence. There are many factors that have to be lined up to cause a child to be violent. For instance Many kids that become violent have had a rough life. They may have been poor, bullied, have alcoholic parents, neglected, or don't have parents at all (kids health). Over the years games have helped kids adapt to things in the world to better help their futures (washington post). Studies prove that video games can help children learn new mechanics (washington post)....   [tags: Video Game Industry, Violence]

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Why Juvenile Choose a Gang Lifestyle?

- Gangs have been in existence since the beginning of the Roman Empire. There were speeches made by Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero, which references groups of men who constantly fought and disrupted Roman politics (Curry, 2013). The history of street gangs in the United States begins with their emergence on the East Coast around 1783, as the American Revolution ended. Though many believe the best available evidence suggests that the more serious street gangs likely did not emerge until the early part of the nineteenth century (Sante, 1991)....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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