A Article On Street Gangs, Social Networking And Gun Violence

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Introduction Throughout the year 2014 Andrew V. Papachristos, Anthony A. Braga, Eric Piza, and Leigh S. Grossman published an article on street gangs, social networking and gun violence. The tile of the article is THE COMPANY YOU KEEP? THE SPILLOVER EFFECTS OF GANG MEMBERSHIP ON INDIVIDUAL GUNSHOT VICTIMIZATION IN A CO-OFFENDING NETWORK. The group of authors wrote the article to show what gangs are capable of while they are out on the streets of Newark, New Jersey. Per the authors, having friends who identify as gang members of certain gangs makes you more likely to be a victim of a gang shooting.
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The article written by Andrew V. Papachristos, Anthony A. Braga, Eric Piza, and Leigh S. Grossman starts off presenting us with a story about how two young adults were non-fatally wounded in a gang shooting outside a car wash in Newark New Jersey. The drivers of the car were targeting the person who was a rival gang member, they shot the person who was with him instead. This situation could have been avoided if the non-gang member had not been with the active gang member. Social proximity, defined as socializing with the wrong crowd and being impacted by the actions of other people outside of their control, applies in this situation. Social proximity can result in other negative consequences too. The same two friends were pulled over and put in handcuffs. The one friend may not have been in a gang but he was still associating with gang members, as a result he was

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