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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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Black Female Gang Members And Their Criminal Subculture

- Female gang members and their criminal subculture is a very interesting issue in the study of the underclass and street-based criminal subcultures, due to the fact that there has been a failure in adequately reporting female gang activity and how they as females contribute to gang activity. Since females also grow up surrounded by the street underclass, there have been cases where they have displayed importance in gangs with their similar upbringing, yet we still do not have a good grasp of all the ways they contribute in the gang criminal subculture (Adler, f, 1975) To address this issue in the current paper, I reviewed the literature on black female gang members in Philadelphia for t...   [tags: Crime, Gang, Criminology, Sociology]

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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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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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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 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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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 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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World 's Most Dangerous Gang

- World’s Most Dangerous Gang A. The first term to be discussed is Group(43). States by Henslin as “Set of people who interact on the basis of shared expectations and who possess some degree of identity”(145). A part of being in MS 13 is that all people involved are one group. They all follow the same “rules” and respect the same leader. In parts of the documentary we watched as a class, we have seen how MS 13 is running in some sorts like a business. Everyone in MS 13 has a job and duty to fulfill, and there are consequences for not following the guidelines....   [tags: Gang, Mara Salvatrucha, Los Angeles, Gang signal]

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