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Gang Structure

- Gang Structure Each gang has their own structure. Members are usually males from 13 to 28 years old, but police are also seeing female subsets of existing gangs. Gangs are not restricted to only youths from disadvantaged and low income areas: many middle and upper class youths are also involved in gang activity (http://www.gangfreekids.org/gangs.html). In addition, gangs are not just comprised of African-American youths; gang members represent all racial and ethnic groups....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Causes of Youth Gang Membership

- Causes of Youth Gang Membership Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. They are a direct result of human beings personal wants and peer pressure. Kids are the main targets because they feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live, because of the bad miscommunication of society. By looking at the way humans are influenced in society, there is good evidence to point the blame at several institutions. These institutions include the forces of the media, the government, theatre, drugs and our economic system....   [tags: Papers]

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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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The Purple Gang of the 1920s

- ... Martel asked Ben Abrams to start an organization, which could be then used as a coverup for the Purple Gang in Detroit. Ben Abrams founded the Wholesale Cleaners and Dyers organization that guaranteed to stabilize the market and made sure tailors’ couldn’t switch companies without reason. Abrams then later gave presidential rights to Charles Jacoby Jr., who just happened to be brother-in-law to two of the key members of the Purple Gang (Fitzpatrick, “Cleaners and Dyers War”). The trial of the dozen members in the Purple gang ended the war....   [tags: drug trade, liquor]

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The Crips Street Gang

- The Crips Street Gang How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960’s. Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980’s crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African – American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crack cocaine....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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Gangs and the Catholic

- The Church's position of crime - like theft, gangs, rape, murder, perjury, etc. - has been addressed firstly in the ten commandments, particularly numbers four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. These commandments deal with human relationships and how we are to love our neighbor. The Church's stance on these topics of crime are that they are sinful and selfish, and they do not foster a love for our neighbor and help those who are weak or in need. The forth commandment is, you shall remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy....   [tags: Gang Essays]

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The Rise in Female Gang Members

- Many people recognize that gangs have been around for what seems like forever. What they don't realize is that the numbers are increasing to amazing proportions, there were 28,000 youth gangs with 780,200 members in the United States (in 2000) and 20% to 46% of those members are female (Evans). And what is even more shocking is, in Chicago alone there are 16,000 to 20,000 female gang members (Eghigian). These girls start out as ?groupies?, become members, and sometimes even leaders of all-girl gangs because of troubles in the home, a need for money, for the social scene, or just because it is all they know....   [tags: Organized Crime Gangs]

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The Yakuza a Large Crime Organization

- ... Otomo wants revenge against everyone that offends or wrongs him. Like many other gangs the yakuza do not take disrespect lightly and this leads to violence. With all of the non-stop violence the film might be striving to point out that violence causes violence and does not solve anything in the end and is pointless. Sonantine touches upon the viewpoints of life, death, and honor. The scene where Ken is killed by a hit man is very intense and it portrays the true spirit of the Yakuza. In another scene, one of Murakawa’s men falls into a sand trap on the beach, one of the men ask, “Boss, isn’t it too childish?” Murakawa then replies, “What else can I do”....   [tags: gang demands, underboss, kitano]

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Summary and Reflection on The Boy Who Bled by Evan Hunter

- “The Boy Who Bled” is a short story by the author, Evan Hunter. The story contains a lengthy exposition that clearly states the setting, the main protagonist, the main antagonist and the plot. The setting is in a dark alleyway, back in time while gangs like the Royals existed in the city. In the exposition, it is stated that the main protagonist Andy-is bleeding to death. The exposition also states that Andy was taken by the rival gang: Guardians and stabbed in an alleyway. This foreshadows the ending for the short story and also sets a mood of sparse apathy and drama to go along with the story....   [tags: stab, cop, gang]

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

- Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member   "Where I came from, in order to be down you had to be 'in'" (Shakur, 226). This quote, taken from Sanyika Shakur's (aka Monster Kody Scott) Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member relates the mind set of those growing up the concrete jungle of South Central L.A. This powerful account of the triumph of the human spirit over insurmountable odds brings the reader into the daily battles for survival. His story starts at the beginning of his gang life (being initiated at age 11), moves through his teen years (mostly spent in various correctional facilities) and ends up with his transformation in a member of the New Afrikan Independ...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Earliest Signs of Gang Activities

- Gangs have been viewed as an issue in society by many people. The earliest signs of active gang activity were reported to be in the western civilization. Around the early 1600’s , more structured gangs began to appear.In 1783, U.S gang activity emerged. This not only affected adults, but many of the youth and communities surrounding these groups of people. Influence came from all over benefitting the advance of these structured alliances. Gang origin has no specific set place. Regional focus helps pinpoint how cultural differences, and migration influenced these groups....   [tags: homicide, aggravated assault, robbery]

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Violence Associated With Gang Members, Demographic And School Characteristics And Violence

- Gangs and Methods Article Two This purpose of this paper is to examine patterns of violence associated with gang members, demographic and school characteristics and violence specialization involvement upon entering and exiting gangs. With the question of: are changes in gang status efficiently connected with change in both general delinquent offending and vicious criminal conduct. This empirical article meets the requirements of the capstone mission with the gaining of knowledge in methodology that seeks to research the relationship between gangs, delinquency and violent offending increases to periods of active gang membership....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Sociology, Standard deviation]

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My Journey From A Lost Drug Addicted Gang Member

- My past deliverance, present passion, and vision will be the driving force for me to begin the challenge of obtaining a greater education at Colorado Christian University. My deliverance from a lost drug addicted gang member will continue to remind me that the Lord has set me free to prove wrong the statistics and stereotypes that people can change no matter their past lifestyle. My present passion is to serve those lost in the vicious cycle of gangs, prostitution, and addiction. Through my past and present God has given me a vision to reach the lost in very descriptive and successful way....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade]

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The Cnn Documentary ' Homicide '

- The CNN Documentary “Homicide in Hollenbeck” described several criminal issues that have affected the Hollenbeck community. The documentary focused on the life of a gang member and recruitment of juveniles within the community. Criminological issues discussed in the documentary includes gang and gun violence, drug sales, homicide and vandalism. Interviews were conducted of personal experiences and opinions on neighborhood issues with members of a notorious gang known as White-Fence gang, police officers and family members who lost their loved ones in the hands of gang violence....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Gang, Sociology]

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Movie Review : ' The Movie '

- When I was a high school student, a Chinese movie was very popular in Korea. In America, a popular movie director remade the movie with the most famous acts, and the movie made a huge success too. I will review the original movie soon. Anyway, when I watched this movie, I thought that the director referred the main subject of the Chinese movie. To have a very similar subject with a very successful Chinese movie was a critical weak point of the movie, but I really loved this movie. There are three heroes in this movie....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Film director, Organized crime]

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Gangs Have Been A Major Problem Across The United States

- Gangs have been and continue to be a major problem across the United States. Growing up in the coal region of Pennsylvania, I have seen little to no gang activity in my lifetime. This being said, however, I noticed some gang related graffiti and possible gang members roaming the streets of my hometown of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. Shenandoah has always been a place immigrants called home. At first it was, people from European countries emigrated there from places like Ireland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, and many other places like the latter to mine for coal....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Los Angeles, Organized crime]

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Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur

- Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur The correctional system fails in the sense that it does not correct gang members behavior. In fact, it seems that prison only make the problems worse. Bangers sent to prison come out looking bigger, stronger, with new enemies, and are hungry to get back on the streets. In Monster's eyes being sent to prison is only another stepping stone in his path to O.G. status. The harsher the prison the better it is. The first mistake in the correctional system is grouping gangs instead of separating them....   [tags: Shakur Gang Member]

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The Mexican Mafia And The Los Surenos Gang

- Our team presentation focused on three Latino gangs, MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha), the Mexican Mafia and the Los Surenos gang. My part of the presentation was to provide information on the type of crime these three gangs are known to commit. The crimes committed by the MS-13 gang are varied, violent, and take place all over the country. The FBI even put together a task force called the MS-13 National Gang Task Force in December of 2004 to try to put a stop to this gang’s activities. (www.fbi.gov). Los Surenos or Sur-13, originally based in Los Angeles, has also branched out from turf wars with rival gangs to “for profit”, violent crimes across the country....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Organized crime, Mara Salvatrucha]

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Gang Culture in the West

- ... Which isn't necessarily true concerning a lot of other gangs aside from hate groups whose only binding agenda is the hatred of other races. Gang members use hand signs, graffiti, and tattoos to identify with their gang. They use this as a form of communication to show their gang affiliation to other gang members. Gangs have their own signs, signals, colors, and dress code for advertising their presence and marking territory in their town or city. The MS-13 may display the number “13” in different ways to disguise it here in the US....   [tags: violent, initiation, consequences]

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A Talented Artist From The Hood

- A talented artist from the hood gets an opportunity to further his hopeful career and help his troubled brother and mother get out of the ghetto, but his journey to fame is tougher than he thought when his past won’t let him or his family go. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: ANGELO MURPHY (22) is a budding talented artist. He lives in the ghetto with his mother, OLIVIA, (38), a recovering alcoholic, and his younger, troubled brother, RICKY (15). Shootings in their neighborhood are common. Angelo and his family stay secluded in their home....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Los Angeles, KILL]

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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 Importance Of Sign Language

- Sign language has been around for awhile; however, many people do not use it as often as any other language in the world. Sign language is mostly used in the deaf community. Sign language is not a modern language used on an everyday basis by households. One problem with sign language is that it has different parts of/in it. For example, each country has its own type of sign language that its natives speak. So, what one signer signs another signer may not be able to understand. There are 38 sign languages with different structural aspects, history, and culture (Jepson, 2015)....   [tags: Sign language, Language, Gang, Deaf culture]

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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 Monkey Wrench Gang: The Law breaking Heroes

- The Monkey Wrench Gang: The Law breaking Heroes Everyone knows that breaking the law is bad and anybody who does is a criminal, but Edward Abbey author of The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975), puts a twist on those thoughts. The Monkey Wrench Gang is an adventurous novel about a gang of environmentalists who set out to destroy bulldozers, bridges, cars, trains, signs or anything that is destroying their beautiful country, the American southwest. Through characterization and description Edward Abbey glorifies the art of law breaking and leaves his readers rooting for his heroic criminals....   [tags: Monkey Wrench Gang]

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Why Target Youth For Gang Membership?

- What elements of social structure do you see in this video. How could they lead to crime or criminal behavior. In the beginning of this video the man that is being interviewed talks about loving his gang members as if they were family and doing anything to help and support one another. This is an example of a social group among social structure. This can lead to crime by ways of theft, assault, and even murder just to satisfy the needs of your social group and to make the leaders of your group proud of your actions, thus receiving praise and a willingness to continue doing these actions....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Sociology, Criminology]

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The Media Of Crime And Criminal Behavior

- The media is a dominating aspect of American culture. The way the media depicts crime and criminal behavior has an affect on the way society views crime and criminals. Television series such as CSI, NCIS, Law and Order, Criminal Minds and countless others, have become very popular in our society today showing that our culture has an immense interest in crime. It is clear that there is a fascination with criminals and why they do the things they do. To analyze the way crime dramas represent crime and criminal behavior, I completed a content analysis of one episode of Criminal Minds....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Assault]

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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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Violence And Poverty : A Vicious Cycle

- Violence and poverty are two words that a lot of americans associate together. When violent crimes are portrayed in the media, they are usually perpetrated by people of color. This is because people of color have always been at a disadvantage in our industrial society, and had to face discrimination that put them into the worst neighborhoods with terrible education systems and no room for advancement. The inability to progress and leave these neighborhoods combined with the discrimination that they face everyday create a cycle of poverty and frustration and the violence rates in these neighborhoods reflect that....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Poverty, Cycle of poverty]

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Theories That Provide Explanations For The Existence Of Gangs Throughout The Nation Today

- Chapter 4 describes various theories that provide explanations for the existence of gangs throughout the nation today. Moreover the chapter examines from the earliest theories of gangs to the most recent ones. Along with the other theories described in the chapter, Social Disorganization Theory is the central theory of study. Among other theories, Social disorganization is the most important; it was developed by the Chicago School. The theory goes on to further explain and link crime rates to the neighborhood’s macro-level (ecological) characteristics....   [tags: Criminology, Sociology, Crime, Gang]

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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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Classical Theory, Differential Association Theory And Labeling Theory

- I can say this is a topic that could bring about many different opinions on what could be the most interesting theory. All the theories that I have read can come into play, depending on what the circumstance is. To me, I feel as though the most interesting theories would be: Classical Theory, Differential Association Theory, and Labeling theory. There is no way that I could just have left it as haveing one theory as my favorite or most interesting because once I saw one of these theories; I was able to pick out two more....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Economics, Gang]

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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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Labeling Theory Is Derived From The Idea That People See Themselves Through The Eyes Of Others

- Labeling theory is derived from the idea that people see themselves through the eyes of others. Individuals have different meanings set aside for similar situations. For example, society might define something as criminal, while other individuals do not. This is the case for several moral vices, such as marijuana, or the use of the death penalty as a method of punishment. When there are negative meanings and interpretations for actions, people tend to label others based on their “evil” actions. When society labels an individual’s action as delinquent or evil, it begins to take on as a personal identity....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Criminology, Gang]

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Structural Failure Of The American Dream

- Further analysis of structural failure can be found through following J.T, which he can be seen as a failed product of the American dream, as he is college graduate who tried the legitimate pathway but failed to succeed, ultimately forcing him to a life of deviance to achieve material success. His participants in the organization are similar to J.T, as they are willingly taking the risk of federal imprisonment at abolished wages for the chance of hierarchical success in the organization. This is because “if you rose high enough in the Black Kings dynasty, and lived long enough, you could make an awful lot of money” (Venkatesh)....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Police, Gang]

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Criminal Activity Within The United States

- As issues of criminal activity within the United States continue to develop, the intersection of race, ethnicity, and social structure plays a large role in these crime rates. Multiple other factors play a role in the development of criminal activity in an individual. These factors include but are not limited to living environment, family and peer influences, and mental stability. With the prevalence of criminal activities increasing, law enforcement is working to deter and decrease these rates....   [tags: Crime, Police, Gang, Criminology]

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

- The main character in the book Monster, Kody Scott talks about two large gangs. He talks about when he was initiated into the Crips at age eleven and he committed his first murder. This is the first day he realized he would be “banging” for the rest of his life. He had worked hard to build up his reputation and the Crips gang, by being loyal to his homeboys. It was evident that he had the potential to become a leader. The name Monster stuck with him during a police encounter when he had been called that....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Violent Gang : The Mighty Vice Lords

- This book was about a street gang called the Mighty Vice Lords. They were the second largest gang in Chicago with about 30,000 members. The Vice Lords started in the Illinois Training center (Juvenile Correctional Facility) for boys in St. Charles Illinois during 1958 and was led by Edward “Pepalo” Perry and Alfonso Alfred. This group was known to be brutal and violent. It discussed how a violent gang can become a community organization and change the way things were done for the betterment of the community....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Prison gang]

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The Problem Of Juvenile Offenders

- Many states have established laws to help deter youths from committing crimes. One measure put into effect specifically regarding juveniles is known in California as Proposition 21 and is intended to change the treatment of juvenile offenders to prosecute violent youths participating in gangs. This proposition was deliberated to require more youths to be prosecuted in adult court; change the type of probation available for juveniles and to increase the criminal penalties for certain offenses. Another measure California has put into effect is the STEP Act....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Juvenile delinquency]

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Gangs: Power, Conflict, And Trust

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

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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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Status Symbols On A Macro Level

- 5. Status symbols on a macro level can be described as material signs that members of society as a whole can identify with that informs this whole society of a person’s specific status. Good examples of this from the movie are police officers, you see them in their uniforms on, cop lights on their car, and even hats and jackets with the specific unit name of which they work in on it. Status symbols on a micro level would be described as material signs that smaller, more specific groups could identify as a status symbol that informs them of a specific status....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Gang, Illegal drug trade]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Jumped ' By Jorja Leap

- Jumped in by Jorja Leap is an autobiographical book about the experiences of a UCLA professor’s struggle to understand the lifestyle of gangs, and to figure out a way to end gang violence. Jorja Leap is an outsider looking at these communities from an intellectual sociological point of view, but she also has her personal biases shown. She stated in the book she is similar to an anthropologist, committing research specifically on gangs to comprehend their motivations. Her research leads her to interact with individuals that were or are affected by gang violence, whether they were the culprit or the victim....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Los Angeles]

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Criminalogical Theories Applied to Monster The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member

- Criminalogical Theories Applied to Monster The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member In Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, Kody Scott tells the story of the struggle between two significantly large gangs. At the age of eleven he was initiated into the Crips, and committed his first murder. It was this day that began what would become a career for Kody: banging (Scott, 1993). Kody worked hard to secure a reputation for his name. He held loyal to his homeboys and began to build up the Crips....   [tags: Papers]

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The Problem Of The Criminal Justice System

- I first became involved with gangs at the age of 15, and by the time I was 19, I had served time in Los Angeles County juvenile halls, as well as probation camps, county jail, and state prison. Growing up in a predominantly Latino neighborhood and dysfunctional household in Covina, CA has shaped my worldview.. Having a stay-at-home mother who was overstressed due to my, at times, abusive father who often came home frustrated from working overtime in a factory job, led me to hang out on the streets....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Sociology, Gang]

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Always Running Written By Luis J. Rodriquez

- In the book Always Running written by Luis J. Rodriquez, he tells of his early life as a gang member in Los Angeles and the many challenges he had to overcome being a Chicano immigrant, giving outsiders a detailed, in depth perspective of the life he lived and the battles he faced. A life that is full of racism; in society, schools, law enforcement, giving them know sense of belonging. Feeling as if Chicanos weren’t of any relevance to this world, treating them like they are less than human. From the early school days with division in the classroom, lack of education offered to them because of the communication barriers and unwillingness to fix that problem, to society where there is divisio...   [tags: Gang, Crime, Los Angeles, Personal life]

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Social Media 's Society Needs

- Social Media Neglects Society Needs The Social Media, such as “The Washington Post,” seldom gives positive news to society. Most of its headlines and stories are about violence like homicide, rape, and gang violence. It neglects to report solutions and victories to such crimes. The social media will bring society hope to the awful crimes that goes on in the world if its headlines and reports were more focused on solutions for and triumph over crimes. Povided that the“The Washington Post,” keeps society aware of crimes by reporting them, it is only frightening, leaving them in despair....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Sociology]

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Song The Track, Dance With The Devil

- In 2001, rapper Immortal Technique released the track, Dance With The Devil, on the album Revolutionary Vol. 1, produce by 44 Caliber. Dance With The Devil tells the story of little William, AKA, Billy Jacobs, growing up in the hood and his quest for reputation. Hood life during the 80’s, 90’s, and early 00’s was tough. Most people couldn’t afford to live stable lives, so many reverted to gang violence and drug dealing to make’s ends meet. Reputation is everything in the hood. For Billy, he lost his “street-creds” when he snitched for a crime, forcing him to attempt to regain his reputation....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade]

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How The Youth And Become A Part Of The Gang Lifestyle

- What causes the youth to want to become a part of the gang lifestyle. As youth become more adapt to social groups and cliques in society. It can be a truly tough experience to belong in a group with your peers. Youth in America join and become entangled in the gang life, due to lack of a solid social institutions, having access to power, feeling of safety and finally receiving respect from their community. Gangs are popular in today’s society, such as youth related crime has been growing, but an extent and coheres reason for the crimes committed by gang members is slowly beginning to become excessive....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Illegal drug trade]

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Clyde: The Leader of the Barrow Gang

- During the Great Depression, the crime rate had increased dramatically. There were burglars, killers, and even mobs participating in massive criminal behavior at this time. This resulted in the most dangerous criminals in history. One of the most renowned criminal groups, during this time was the Barrow Gang. This gang included the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. Their gang went on a two-year spree. This seems to give them more of a Robin Hood image, than a murderous one. The police hated them, but the public loved them....   [tags: great depression, buglars, killers]

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Dance With The Devil By Billy Jacobs

- In 2001, rapper Immortal Technique released his track, Dance With The Devil, on his album Revolutionary Vol. 1, produce by 44 Caliber. Dance With The Devil tells the story of little William, AKA, Billy Jacobs, growing up in the hood and his quest for reputation. Hood life during the 80’s, 90’s, and early 00’s was tough. Most people couldn’t afford to live stable lives, so many reverted to gang violence and drug dealing to makes ends meet. Reputation is everything in the hood. For Billy, he lost his street creds when he snitched for a crime, forcing him to attempt to regain his reputation....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Immortal Technique]

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Is A Firearm Weapon Of Choice For Many Gang Members?

- A firearm is usually the weapon of choice for many gang members due to their compact size and ability to create quickly discharge against their rivals. According to Davis a handgun (1995) “Is an instrument used to impress others in the gang and the community with the group 's ability to act in battle” (p. 130). During this hit up confrontation many times it leads to an exchange of gunfire between rival gangs. The unfortunate part is that too many times during the exchange of gunfire an unintended innocent bystander is hit and many times killed....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Gangs, Prison gang]

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The Movie ' Freedom Writers '

- The movie “Freedom Writers” relates to the chapter one A Nation at Risk, by giving examples of the Six risk behaviors in students. The one being Behavior that contributes to unintentional and intentional injuries. The movie takes place in a high school that is know for their racial street gangs. The students repeated say in the beginning of the school they will protect their own race. The students would plan to take action against other gang groups if they wrong them at school or on the streets....   [tags: Education, High school, Gang, Teacher]

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Is Prison Life Really Like For Inmates?

- Some people have no idea what it feels like to be in prison, according to statistics simply one out of every five people really knows what the prison life is like. Nearly 1.4 million people out of the U.S.’s 280 million people that remain in prison. (Thomas, 2). One of the main reasons people know about prisons is because of the movies. The things that contribute to people stereotyping the prison life is news, movies, and books. Prisoners do receive three meals a day, workout facilities, a library, as well as other things....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Homosexuality, Prison gang]

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The Documentary ' Crips And Bloods '

- The documentary Crips and Bloods: Made in America, can be analyzed through three works: “Modern Theories of Criminality” by C.B. de Quirόs, “Broken Windows” by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling and “Social Structure and Anomie” by Robert K. Merton. In “Modern Theories of Criminality,” we can apply Enrico Ferri’s idea of criminality to the documentary. In Ferri’s theory of factors, crime is the product of many causes such as: individual/ anthropological (e.g., age, sex, social rank, education), physical/ natural (e.g., race, climate, seasons), and social (e.g., emigration, religion, public opinions)....   [tags: Gang, Sociology, Los Angeles, Crips]

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The War On Drugs Have Affected Citizens Throughout The World

- The war on drugs have affected citizens throughout the world causing pain and suffering. The government started task forces when drugs started to overflow the country, and violence started to take place. The war on drugs does not just affect the tasks forces or the gangs involved, but also the people in the community. New Orleans caused enough chaos during the war on drugs to have it named the murder capital of the United States. The issue of the war on drugs in the center of New Orleans effected the community in numerous ways....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Gang, Crack cocaine, Crime]

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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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Film Analysis Of The Film Los Olvidados

- Los Olvidados Film Analysis In the film Los Olvidados (1950), one of the opening statements the narrator makes in the introduction is that many great cities appear to be magnificent but consists of “malnourished children without hygiene, without schools, and harvest future of delinquency”. Based on the book “Mexico in the 1940’s” by Stephen Niblo and multiple excerpts from book “San José de Gracia” by Luis González, this film accurately portrays and contains historical context from texts we read about while showing the misfortunes and struggles these children and their families endure....   [tags: Mexico, Los Angeles, Gang, Mexico City]

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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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Mara Salvatrucha: A Deadly Organized Crime Gang

- Street gangs have been a part of the American culture for centuries. As a young child growing up in the 80’s on the North Side of Fort Worth, Texas I saw my fair share of gang activity and the violence associated with it. Little was I aware of a notorious and deadly gang that was transforming known as Mara Salvatrucha, also referred to as MS-13. What began as a street gang, MS-13 now has activity in much of the United States and according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is, “one of the most violent and rapidly growing transnational street gangs.” The people of America need to realize the great danger MS-13 possess....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Crime Of The United States

- Every society has its own gangs; individuals who group together to commit crimes. El Salvador is an example of an egalitarian society. The gangs are extremely violent and there is little police control over the groups. New Zealand is a representation of a complex society. Though it is still a poor country with extremely violent gangs it has some police control. The last society examined is Poland, which would be an example of a state society. It is obvious that this country is not as poor as the others but they are better off in comparison....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Los Angeles]

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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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The Uk, A Survey Conducted By Spergel And Curry

- In comparison to the UK, a survey conducted by Spergel and Curry (1993) in the USA utilised a similar methodology and generated an estimate of 4,881 youth gangs. Recent research conducted by The US Department of Justice (2006) identified 27,900 gangs and 774,000 gang members in the USA in 2006 and the number of youth gangs increased by 28% and gang members by 6% between 2002 to 2008 (cited in Egley et al., 2010, p.1). Whereas in the UK, The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in 2007 in the UK “identified 172 named youth gangs in London alone, many using firearms, estimated to have been responsible for around 28 knife and gun murders” (Pitts, 2007 cited in Goldson, 2011 pg....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Mara Salvatrucha, Bloods]

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Gang Violence And Youth Violence

- “Children caught up in this system are the most vulnerable and yet are the least likely to be represented by the counsel,” (Alexander p.86). Gang violence is something that occurs every single day and can’t seem to be avoided by some despite whether you’re in a gang or not. Gang violence mostly happens in low-income communities, which are inhabited by minority groups. The children who live in those types of environment are used to seeing violence and drugs around the corner. Since gang violence does occur in the low-income communities then the children are more likely to fall victim to gang violence activities just by being at the wrong place at the wrong time....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Bloods]

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Gang Violence And The United States

- Gang Violence in the United States A gang is made up of people with the same interests. They claim territory and use it for illegal activities, like drug trafficking. They are organized according to race, ethnicity and territory (“11 Facts”). Gang violence entered the United States as early as the 1780’s. They appeared after the revolutionary war as questionable street gangs. Gangs that were much more violent formed in the northern eastern parts of America, like New York....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Illegal drug trade]

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Gang Membership : Delinquency And Social Control

- Gang Membership: Delinquency and Social Control Sociologists see deviance as a collection of individuals, conditions, and actions that society disvalues, finds offensive or condemns. In part because gangs as deviant groups violate societies norms through crimes such as theft etc. Various explanations exist to explain the formation of gangs; Howard Becker, an American sociologist, claims that negative labels excaberate deviant behaviors by excluding individuals (Skatvedt & Schou, 2008). Further, individuals cannot distinguish between false needs such as watches, cars etc....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Gang, Crime]

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A Short Story By Luis Rodriguez

- Throughout the years, women have been mistreated brutally by gangs in their neighborhood. In a memoir by Luis Rodriguez, Always Running, the main character experiences many random acts such as shootings, rape, and many arrests. Even though, Luis may seem like a very tough young man, he gives the women the respect and love they wish to receive from a gang member. In today’s society, many young girls are attracted to what society calls a “bad boy” because their lifestyle seems exciting. When one decides to join a gang, one must prove their loyalty to their new family by getting “jumped” by the whole gang or committing a serious crime....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Organized crime]

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Why Do Gangs Do What They Do?

- Abstract Have you ever wondered why gangs do what they do. I know I’ve always pondered on that question. Well throughout this research paper I will explain why people get caught up in gangs and commit the criminal acts they do. I will also thoroughly cover the average gang member’s personality and overall lifestyle. Those two factors play a key role in why people join gangs. After I’ve explained why gangs members chose that lifestyle I will than move into the history of gangs. I will cover the beginning of street and prison gangs....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Prison gang]

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Why Youth Join Gangs From A Theoretical Perspective

- This paper analyses why youth join gangs from a theoretical perspective. Sutherland’s Differential Association theory will be used to explain why youth join gangs because of its socio-psychological focus (Ball, Cullen, and Lilly 2015). I will argue that youth join gangs because of peer, familial and socio-economic influences. Differential Association theory is able to explain peer and familial influences as reasons youth gang involvement, but it is unable to account for why school influences lead youth to join gangs....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Mara Salvatrucha]

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School Uniforms Should Stop Bullying With Anti Bullying

- Also, uniforms prevent bullying with anti-bullying campaign to give student prevention skill training, classroom anti-bullying activities. Reward students that stop bullying as they see it happens. Promoting anti-bullying behavior by hanging poster around the school campus. “School uniforms are tangible; they are seen as a concrete and visible means of restoring order to the classroom” (Huss, 2007). Bullied victims are afraid to attend school. Afraid of being threatened, attacked, and even murder over materialistic items they may have or may not have....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, High school]

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Social Institution And A Subculture Based On The Values And Mannerisms

- E.) Social Institution/pg.100: the organized, usual, or standard way by which society meets its basic needs. As stated before we can identify the gang MS 13 as a society and a subculture based on the values and mannerisms they display. They can also be seen as a social institution. They are a very organized gang. They are so organized and discreet that we do not know how many if any leaders they have calling the shots. They meet their basic needs in a variety of ways. They hold down territory and collect taxes from people living and working in that territory for protection....   [tags: Gang, Mara Salvatrucha, Illegal drug trade]

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Theories And Perspectives That Can Explain The Causation Of Crime

- To begin with, there are several theories and perspectives that can explain the causation of crime. Each perspective has its own opinion about why people commit crimes. It analyzes three different perspectives which are social, biological and classical. Let’s take a look at all three and determine which perspective would be best fitted with the two types of sentencing models which are called determinate and indeterminate. First, the indeterminate model is “a prison sentence that consists of a range of years” ("Indeterminate Sentence | Nolo 's Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions," n.d.)....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Sentence, Criminal law]

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Influence Of Gangs

- Gang Culture has increasingly become a subculture for many teenage youths. Mainly 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 because they are not of the same race or of the same class as the majority (often middle class whites)....   [tags: Gang Essays]

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Female Gangs : Female Gang Members And Their Population Increasing As Days

- Research done has proven that there is existence of female gang members and their population increasing as days goes by. Female gangs are said to be more dangerous than their male counterparts, this is because they act so innocent and strike when you least expect them to. Female gangs make significant contribution to criminal activities and there is a need to understand their operations. Female gang member’s roles in places like clubs include seducing the targeted clients and persuading them to go to lodging with them....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Illegal drug trade, Criminology]

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On The Sidewalk Bleeding Analysis

- Introduction:The road to maturity and adulthood can be a long and difficult road for teens, especially when it comes to decision making and changing your view on the world. The popular short story, “On the Sidewalk Bleeding”, written by world-renowned author, Evan Hunter in 1957, displays this perfectly. Hunter uses the protagonist, Andy, to illustrate his development from adolescence into adulthood as he shifts from a state of ignorance to a state of knowledge, from a mindset of idealism to realism and from a selfish personality to a selflessness personality....   [tags: Gang, Gangs, New York City, Protagonist]

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Rival Gangs Unite For Justice

- In the video titled Rival Gangs Unite for Justice, a CNN correspondent is interviewing members of different street gangs, who have temporarily set aside their differences and attempt to bring a sense of order to the community. When asked if the destructive behavior was gang related, they replied no, they are the ones out there trying to keep the peace. Additionally, when asked if they were doing anything to warrant the police constantly stopping and searching them one gang member shouted, “Stereotypes!” and another stated, “That’s why it’s not all about the (gang) colors right now, it’s about the black man…we’re all united right now, there’s a bigger systematic problem we gotta deal with” (C...   [tags: Gang, Sociology, Black people, Crime]

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Pop Sara Curriculum Should Be More Pro Active

- After reading the MPTC curriculum I have come to the conclusion that the POP SARA curriculum should be taught in the police academy. Both the addendum and the SARA approaches have its pros and cons and can both equally prove beneficial to academy cadets, but the SARA circular seems to be more Pro-active. For starters POP and addendum have similar characteristics where it comes to defining gang related activities and both rely heavily on the communities to help combat gang violence. Consequently, they share difference views in identifying gang members and also in the ways they ensure their efforts to fight back against crime in the communities are not made in vain after all the work....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade]

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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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Gang Leader For A Day By Sudhir Vankatesh

- Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Vankatesh portrays the vicious gang lifestyle in one of our countries many urban cities. In Vankatesh ' book, he tells the story of a community who live a lifestyle way different from what most of us, living in the suburbs, Vankatesh especially, are familiar with. Some of the major themes in the book include the relationship between the Black Kings and the community, the variance of power between men and women In the community and whether or not their lifestyles portray a culture of poverty....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Gang, Los Angeles, Sociology]

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The Crime Of The Us Correctional System

- It is well known that the US correctional system has the most important representation of the total population in the US, compare to the others countries. In other words, America is considered to be the country of mass Incarceration and has the biggest number of the locked people in the world. Of course, the US has also one of the biggest population in the world too, but should the numbers explain crime ?. Let 's find out. This study is concentrated on the recidivism and in particular on gang member recidivism....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Prison, Gang]

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1960’s Gangs vs. Gangs Nowadays

- Gangs are a group of boys and believe it or not girls too, that frequently get together to make all types of vandalism and actions that are not admitted by the law. Gangs have been part of the world for a very long time; they have also evolved through time. For example gangs in the 1960’s are not the same as the gangs we see today in our days. Many gangs were made before and after the 1960’s but the major gangs in this time were: The Crips, The Latin Kings, KKK, The Bloods which were enemies of The Crips, and the 18th Street Gang....   [tags: crips, kings, bloods, street, gang, army]

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