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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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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 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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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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Gangs - Gang Members Need Love

- Gangs - Gang Members Need Love Although gang members insist that gangs are the only way to ensure success today, others maintain that the only way to survive is to eliminate them. Many gangs threaten the safety of everyone in their 'hood (territory or neighborhood). Innocent people living in gang war-torn towns live in constant fear of death. However, for children who have no one to look up to and no future to look forward to, gangs can become their surrogate family. Gangs are not only a set of friends or a nights activity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 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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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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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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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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GANGS

- GANGS I'm doing a report on gangs. I need to start off by saying that a lot of the stuff I'm about to say, I think is bull shit. I think this because I am in a gang and do, or did drugs. I also have to disagree with some of, no actually a lot of the stuff I am about to say. Before I babble on about gangs I have to say one thing. Not all gangs are based around Latino's and or African-American's. Nor are all the gangs from Los Angeles area, but the Barrio is in East Los Angeles. There are many different gangs around....   [tags: Gang Essays]

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Black Disciple

- The gang's genesis dates to 1960, with a South Side gang called the Devil's Disciples had become sufficiently large to warrant being given an outreach worker by the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Youth Services (source: Chicago Historical Society). The Devil's Disciples were mostly male African-Americans, 15-18 years of age, frequenting the intersection of 53rd St. and Kimbark Ave., and operated from 53rd and Woodlawn to 49th St. and Dorchester Ave. In the early 1960s this gang known as the Devils Disciples became the "Black Disciples" (see Explosion of Chicago's Black Street Gangs: 1900 to Present, 1990, by Useni Perkins)....   [tags: Gang Gangs]

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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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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

- 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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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 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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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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Why Manny Is A Gang Member For A Vicious Gang Call Norteno

- The story of Manny comes from central California in the city of San Jose. Manny is a gang member for a vicious gang call Norteno. He grew up in one of San Jose’s roughest neighborhoods he is from a Hispanic family. From the story you can see that he grew up without his dad which mean his mom was the only one there. But his mother was working two jobs she was not around enough to really raise him so the streets raised him in a sense. Already being in fourth grade Manny staring running the streets with his friends and getting into fights with other kids....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Mother]

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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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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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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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A Report On The Street Side Of ' Villa Boys Gang Member Who Spray Painted The Letters '

- Introduction: This case involved a “Villa Boys” gang member who spray painted the letters “VBP” on a wooden fence. A second juvenile subject was with him at the time, who acted as a look-out. Evidence: Item 1: (1) “Rust-Oleum” can of white spray paint. Location: A single family home located at the corner of Hammond Street and Marengo Avenue. On the Hammond Street side, the house has a wooden fence along the north side of the property. Investigation: On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at approximately 1956 hours, Officer Reinbold #7400 and I (Officer Guerrero #3310) were dispatched to 1113 Marengo Avenue, in regard to a vandalism that just occurred....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Spray painting, Painting materials]

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Gangs : Gang And The Latin Kings Gang

- Essay: Gangs Violence. A gang is a name created by a group of people, to fight for what they believe in, by using violence. Gang violence has always existed, however it has being growing noticeably in today 's society. There are the many types of gangs in the world, but the most popular gang are the Mara Salvatrucha gang and the Latin Kings gang. In each gang there are positive and negative effect of being part of a gang, plus society. The definition of a gang is a group of people who work together with a similar idea....   [tags: Gang, Mara Salvatrucha, Los Angeles]

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Intervention Programs For Gang Membership

- To assess proper intervention methodology, one must first understand intervention in the context of gang membership. “One of the explicit goals of many recent and ongoing criminal justice interventions is to target youth most at risk for involvement in serious, chronic, and violent offending,” (Melde, Gavazzi, McGarrell & Bynum, 2011). That said, the unfortunate truth is that intervention programs focusing on active gang members are largely lacking in the United States. Instead, the focus has been put on at-risk youth prior to gang initiation as well as putting active gang members behind bars rather than positively intervening with the individual(s)....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Sociology]

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Gangs And Gang Oriented Crime

- Introduction The Bloods, the Crips, the Latin Kings, the snakeheads, MS-13, are only a few examples of the many gangs that exist in the United States. A gang is characterized as a group of at least three individuals who share common interests such as a specific territory, and frequently participate in criminal behavior. The term gang is broad because it groups together street gangs, motorcycle gangs, prison gangs, and other large organized groups that commit crimes. Violence is a very common characteristic of street gangs, and gangs make up 45-90 percent of violent crimes in most areas (FBI, 2010)....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Gang, Crips]

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Gang Violence That Results Into Crimes

- Gang violence that results into crimes takes over 100 lives every year. This may affect you, your families, and others either directly or indirectly. A gang is an “association of three or more individuals whose members collectively identify themselves by adopting a group identity, which they use to create an atmosphere of fear or intimidation, frequently by employing one or more of the following: a common name, slogan, identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical marking, style or color of clothing, hairstyle, hand sign or graffiti; Their purpose is to engage in criminal activity and which uses violence or intimidation to further its criminal objectives.” (NIJ) Approximately 100% of ci...   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Bloods]

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Criminal Gangs And The Gang

- Introduction Gangs exist because the members of a gang do not feel socially accepted by the world in which they live. A gang is a group of individuals who have decided to create their own levels of government, they have decided to educate themselves, and they are mostly intolerant of rules and laws of mainstream society. These individuals commit many crimes as a means to survival in the land. They have committed themselves to each other and are collectively called “a gang.” To join a gang you must first be initiated into the gang....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Gangs]

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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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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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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 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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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 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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The Problem Of Gang Related Issues

- On December 2, of 2010 Mexicans troops captured a 14 year old boy from the U.S. named Edgar Jimenez. He was a hired hit man for one of Mexico’s most vicious drug gangs. He nickname was the stoner because all the beheadings he committed were done while he was high. This chapter focuses on the problem of gang related issues and what causes juveniles to be so intrigued with them. The beginning of the chapter focuses on the impact of youth and there relationships and then how gangs came to be. From there the chapter moves into describing how the gangs act and how all are different form each other....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Criminology]

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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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Gang Leader For A Day By Sudhir Venkatesh

- In the book “Gang Leader for A Day”, Sudhir Venkatesh, a sociologist in graduate school at the University of Chicago, did research in the projects with young men affiliated with gangs. The way he did it was so different because he actually presented himself in some of the most ghetto and dangerous projects. Sudhir Venkatesh first interacted with a gang when he went to a poor community asking questions. Venkatesh assignment was to get some information through gang members by asking them straight up questions, which they took offensive....   [tags: Gang, Criminology, Crime, Sociology]

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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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The Effects Of Gang Violence On The United States

- The increase in gang violence in the United States is a serious problem, but the fact that these gangs are using teens to carry out this violence is a threat to our nation and the innocent people around gangs. There are roughly 24,500 youth gangs. In those 24,500 youth gangs there are about 772,500 members. That number is representing 7% of the United States teenager population (Lohmann). 7% of the of this nation’s teen population is involved with a gang. Teens involved in gangs outnumber big cities in the United States, such as Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Los Angeles, Adolescence]

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The World 's Most Dangerous Gang

- A. Values/ Pg. 45: The standards by which people define what is desirable or undesirable, good or bad, beautiful or ugly. In the documentary, “The World’s Most Dangerous Gang”, it shows some of the MS 13 gang members. Getting the chance to hear them talk about the life they live and the things they do shined some light on their values. Their values differ from mine a lot because of where they grew up, the experiences they had, and the opportunities they were given growing up. Watching and listening to the members talk about the gang lifestyle showed me some of the values they have such as money, loyalty, and the gang....   [tags: Gang, Mara Salvatrucha, Organized crime]

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The Role Of Gang Delinquency On A National Level

- Historically, it is difficult to document the extent and seriousness of gang delinquency on a national level. (Bookin-Weiner and Horowitz_1983 - The End of the Youth Gang.pdf), particular attention is required to the corner social groups (Whyte, 1943) First, to adress my proposal to study, the most important will be to identify on what we are looking for ( the goal) and to develop the methods ( the steps) toward it 's achivement. In my case of study, the principal goal is related to the Environemental theory of crime and will be designating the most dangerous gangs ' infected area on the map of the city....   [tags: Gang, Sociology, Crime, Mara Salvatrucha]

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The World 's Most Dangerous Gang

- A)Socialization/page 67: The process by which people learn the characteristics of their group- the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, norms, and actions thought appropriate for them. In the documentary of “The World’s Most Dangerous Gang” it reveals how it’s group gets followers. Children can be as young as eight and be recruited into MS 13. The name MS 13 is Mara Salvatrucha 13. Mara is the Spanish word for “group” or “clique”. Salvatrucha stands for “street smart”. The number 13 was chosen out of respect and because “M” is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet....   [tags: Gang, Mara Salvatrucha, Los Angeles]

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The World 's Most Dangerous Gang

- a.) Social Environment/ pg. 62: The entire human environment, including interaction with others. In this documentary “The World’s Most Dangerous Gang”, everyone in the town is a part of MS-13 and since everyone is basically a part of this gang I consider it to be a social environment. MS-13 is basically running the town dangerously and they connect with others to get more people in the group which is frightening. They try to even involve little kids so they can grow up learning and being in MS-13....   [tags: Gang, Mara Salvatrucha, Organized crime]

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Benefits Of Active Gang Members And Youth At Risk For Joining

- Before to start to build our expanded model of Homeboy Industries, in order to propose it to currently active gang members and youth at risk for joining, we need to divide our approach between them. Special and different approach need to be implemented for the existence members of gang and the different one for the youth at risk. Consequently,we need to develop our strategies for “coaching” them. For doing so, we will first of all need to answer the key questions, once we will have the answers for them, we will start to build the specific conditions and offers to include in order to incline active gang members and youth at risk for joining us....   [tags: Gang, Mara Salvatrucha, Gangs, Illegal drug trade]

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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 Throughout The United States

- Gang culture in prisons Prison gangs were created by inmates as a way to protect themselves from other inmates. Each prison gang has their reasons for existing. There are five prison gangs in the United States. These gangs are as follow: The Aryan Brotherhood, The Black Guerilla Family, Texas Syndicate, Mexican Mafia, and Lanuestra Familia. They all have similar beliefs, meanings of their tattoos, how gangs impact their lives and society, and the challenges they bring the prison system in order to decrease gang population....   [tags: Prison gang, Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood]

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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 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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The Family And School Risk Factor For Gang Involvement

- 2) The family and school risk factor for gang involvement is almost the same as those risk factors for juvenile delinquency. The more risk factors that the child possesses the more likely they are to join a gang. Family risk factors include single-parent households, dysfunctional family structure, sexual abuse, family violence, family drug/alcohol abuse, poverty, family members are involved with gangs, weak family bonds/structure, problems exist between child and parent, and sibling antisocial behavior....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Juvenile delinquency, 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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Why People Cross The Bridge Into Gang Hood

- Neglect within a community is indirectly fueling gang and criminal activity, so in order to reduce crime, it is crucial that we as a community support each other. Manuel Jaramillo, gang member for over three decades, constructed a list that identifies the root causes of why people cross the bridge into gang-hood: to be in an environment where they get respect, a sense of belonging and association, protection, and love (Jaramillo, 2012, p. 40). The neglect of an unsupportive community causes an absence in these crucial human needs....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Mara Salvatrucha]

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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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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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Analysis Of Sudhir Venkatesh 's Ethnography Gang Leader For A Day

- Sudhir Venkatesh’s ethnography Gang Leader for a Day is a summary of his research through the University of Chicago in the 1990s. Venkatesh chose to do research on poor African-Americans in Chicago, and their experiences in public housing developments. He concentrated his study on the Robert Taylor Housing to better understand how residents lived and differentiated from those in other parts of the city. Venkatesh’s target population was those living in harsh living conditions, primarily black and poor....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Gang, Criminology]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Gang 's Code Of Conduct

- “Live by the streets, die by the streets.” This is a gangster’s code of conduct. Gang members are murdered or savagely beaten for not following this code of conduct. So, what choice does a gang member have: end up in jail or end up dead. Of course, not everyone who goes to jail is a gang member. But, the majority of those in jail grew up suffering the same hardships. So, what type of hardships normally breed criminals. According to the Bureau of Census, the majority of jail inmates are one or more of the following: male, Caucasian or African American, under 35 years old, and/or lower class (Clear, 2015, p....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Criminology, Community service]

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The Gang Club : An Outlaw Motorcycle Club Notorious For Their Hatred Towards Minorities And Earning Their Income

- In society today, it is not uncommon to be surrounded by gangs in our communities. Recently, I have learned that in my area we have a local gang known as the Peckerwoods. The Peckerwoods are an Outlaw Motorcycle Club notorious for their hatred towards minorities and earning their income from a variety of illegal activities. In the beginning, when assigned to write about a local gang, I had no idea there were any gangs in my neighborhood so I found this to be intriguing. For this assignment, I was actually able to meet a member of the motorcycle club who allowed me to ask a few questions, and used the pseudonym “Eddy”....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Illegal drug trade]

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My Family : My Sister

- My sister was always the person I looked up to. Since we’re only two years apart when we were younger, we shared a bedroom together growing up. When we were growing up my sister and I were extremely close, we wore the same clothes and pretty much did everything together. There was a time I remember my third grade teacher asking me “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” I responded “Just like my sister.” Even as a young child my sister had a lot of responsibilities one of them was helping my parents raising me....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Prison gang, Parent]

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School Uniforms : School Spirit And Unity

- Wearing collared shirts and khaki pants might seem boring, but many schools have started enforcing these types of uniforms to show school spirit and unity. School uniforms have been debated for years, but no consensus has been reached. Even though school spirit is important, students should feel safe at school, and uniforms encourage safety. Despite common opinion, public schools in America should enforce uniforms, which improve focus, save money, and provide safety. Many states began requiring uniforms with hopes of bettering their schools....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Gangs, Gang signal]

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Street Terrorism Enforcement And Prevention Act

- Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act The Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act, also known as the STEP Act has been challenged with criticism. During the 1980s California’s high level of gang activity created concern in the local communities. Due to the high concern legislations began being written. The STEP Act, although concerned with a reduction in gang crimes began perceived by many as applied disproportionately against minorities. In 1988, the California legislature enacted California Penal Code section 186.22, part of the Street Terrorism and Prevention Act.( Ludeke, 2007, 12)....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Police, Criminology]

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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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Analysis Of ' A Dark Hearts Whisper '

- “If I only knew then, what I know now” is a quote often said by your elders. That quote is very meaningful to the incarcerated men in Letters To My Younger Self. The men in this anthology of writings all have their regrets and wishes. Powerlessness and empowerment/leadership are themes that we can strongly connect with those entries of the inmates. Throughout this anthology, a few entries that I found most intriguing were The Lost Boy, , and A Dark Hearts whisper. In these entries, I found that from behavioral standpoint the environment the inmates were brought up in are what help exemplify the themes of powerlessness and empowerment/leadership....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Gang, Prison gang, Crime]

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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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Gangs : What Are Gangs?

- What are gangs. Gangs are a group of people who claim territory over others usually in the same neighborhood or surrounding areas. Gangs are usually brought together to create revenue through illegal activities. Most of the time gangs are organized based upon territory, race, illegitimate activity, and ethnicity. The ages of people who join gangs start from the ages of 8 ranging all the way to 22. Typically, you will see gang members wearing specific clothing in order to be unified and recognized as part of the group....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Sociology]

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Juvenile Gangs Have Become A Big Problem

- Currently, juvenile gangs have become a big problem all over the United States and is getting worse each year. Something must be done, but what. This has been the question on many people’s minds. Based on the decisions of Government Officials, Law Enforcement agencies, Private Community-based Programs, the everyday citizens and gang members themselves, programs have been implemented to discourage gang delinquency and violence throughout our country. This paper describes some of the elements that these programs were based on, however, this is not a complete list by any means....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Police]

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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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Edward O. Wilson 's Socio Biological Approach And The Theory Of Differential Association

- John Igagni’s murder, although unsolved, can be explained using modern day theories and approaches to crime. Edward O. Wilson’s socio-biological approach and the theory of differential association, both can be utilized when explaining the murder of John Igagni. Wilson’s theory analyzes the crime using a much larger scale of time and focuses on the adaptive history behind the action and the root instinct that motivates the behavior. In this approach, Wilson is affirming the thoughts of territoriality and how the instinctual need for territory that use to be prevalent in an earlier generation still impacts behavior today (O’Brady, 2014)....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Sociology]

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Movie Analysis : ' Always Running, Went Through Multiple Life Changing Events

- Luis Rodriguez, the main character from the novel Always Running, went through multiple life-changing events that were unavoidable because Mexican’s socio-economic status at that time period. His lack of knowledge in certain situations provoked him to make consequential choices. Rodriguez faced death and dealt with complicated relationships, violence, and inequality at a young age. His emotions during these life-changing events molded him into an utterly wounded man internally, where he relied heavily on his affiliation with gangs to gain support, male domination, and protection from the informal subculture....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Criminology, Sociology]

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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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A Sociological Perspective On The Crime Groups

- Introduction From 2002 to 2009 the streets of Calgary faced the worst gang war in its history. Two groups of individuals who later identified themselves as Fob Killers and Fresh off the Boat were the two organized crime groups responsible for this gang war. Over the period of seven years twenty-five individuals were murdered in gangland style shootings. Individuals join gangs for a variety of reasons, over the years criminologists have come up with a variety of reasons and theoretical explanations as to why young like-minded men join street gangs and organized crime groups....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Gang, Sociology]

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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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The United States Of America

- The United States of America is a primary example of the idea that even the greatest things have their own flaws. The United States is known to be one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world. Yet as a nation we still have many of our own flaws. We are not the number one country in education or health. We don’t even provide all our citizens with health care coverage unlike many European countries such as Denmark. The one thing that we’re better at than other countries is putting people in prison....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Sociology, Gang]

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