Youth often report joining a gang for protection. However, as numerous research studies have shown, the risk and rate of victimization, especially violent victimization, increases substantially while youth are in a gang. This finding is notably similar to that of the increase in the criminal offending rate during periods of active gang membership. Thus, there is a seemingly paradoxical relationship between the expectation that joining a gang will provide protection from violence and the fact that actual rate (and risk) of victimization while in a gang increases. Research specifically examining this issue points to a compelling explanation: Given the “choice” between seemingly random acts of street violence when not in a gang versus the more structured and less random acts within the gang culture (including the sense of group protection that being part of a gang engenders), individuals are more likely to choose to belong to a gang.
With the leading number of gangs in the country, Los Angeles is thought of as the gang capital of the world. Employing gang suppression strategies that take distinct forms, from anti-gang injunctions to high rate of incarcerations, the City of Angels has failed to live up to its angelic name. Known instead for its demonic gang activity and police suppression efforts, Los Angeles has taken over media headlines as one of the most dangerous places to subsist. Representing a worrisome issue for residents, visitors, city government officials, as well as urban planners, gang violence has rapidly become a threat to public safety. Although current-day gang culture has eased off on the violence, it continues to be one of the greatest planning challenges
Gang violence has been around for a long time all the way back to the 1800 and have greatly increased all around the globe ever since. Gangs are a group of people that fight and kill other gangs over turf,money,pride, and drugs. People usually join gangs from around the age of 8 to the age 20. Most gang members join because they have been abused by their parents or because they don 't have a family. Gangs treat each other like a family, that is the most common reason why people join, they want to be accepted, they want to feel like if they belong something.
[ACT: sounds of gunshots] First a warning, then a deadly shooting. A gang-related attack has taken place in Los Angeles. Gabriella Rasso has more on the shooting. A deadly gang attack on Sunday night has left three dead and six wounded over gang turf, but the victims were not gang affiliated. The victims
In low income areas and large cities, gang violence is a major problem. Gang violence in Chicago is reaching alarming proportions. Day by day they are increasing rapidly. None of the solutions work effectively to eliminate gangs. However police departments and other government officials are trying their best to provide the same security as other areas in chicago. Thousands of innocent people are dying each year from these ill mannered thugs. In today’s societies gang activity is everywhere, whether it includes violence, drugs, death or any illegal activity. There are several aspects which are causing these violent activities. In past years the police department and the mayor designed different strategies to stop this violence. From my perspective better education and scholarships are the only way to reduce gangs and other illegal activities.
Imagine more school shootings because someone had access to automatic weapons and big mags. With gun control there would be less shootings in general, due to the inaccessibility to automatic weapons.
Gun related deaths need to stop. In 2013 alone, almost thirty people died every day because you didn’t have the courage to put greater restriction on guns. This needs to stop. The majority of these deaths are completely unnecessary and can be prevented with only minimal law changes. Why is it so hard to protect the people of our country?
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding gun control whether it be the right wing Conservatives wishing for very little if any gun control, or the left wing Liberal wishing for very strict and predominant gun control. This topic is widely debated between many different people over many different countries. However, in America this topic is taken to new heights when you take into account the second amendment and what this amendment means to some people. The second amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This singular phrase has been debated thousands of times. Some believe that when it says Militia it vehemently
Crime this year has exponentially increased all around the world. From the Middle East all the way to some of the big cities in the U.S. Fresh data from the FBI show that U.S murder rates have increased by 10 percent since 2015 compared to the previous year.
According to the past summaries ledgers provided by GunViolenceArchive.org the number of gun related incidents has increased over the past three years, along with the number of children deaths. Furthermore, as demonstrated by the charts, the number of deaths has been steadily increasing over the past three years by about 1,000 deaths, a crazy number that should be going in the opposite direction.
It is safe to say that the FBI and the US Government are not seeing eye to eye with Apple at the moment. After the FBI ordered Apple to hack into one of their iPhones, CEO Tim Cook expressed his opinions. He stated how this was chilling, and would completely undermine the freedoms that the government is trying to protect. The reason why the FBI and US Government are doing this is because of the San Bernardino mass shooting. I also think that Edward Snowden may have said it best years ago.
Security has always been of major concern in many institutions across the world. This is perhaps because the success of many activities is highly dependent on the security that they associate themselves with. This report focuses on the gangs in Los Angeles, California. This task in this region has been mandated upon the Los Angeles Police Department, popularly referred to as the LAPD. The major stakeholders are the competent and highly qualified staff members within the department who have the necessary capacity to deal with the violent criminal gangs. The main problem that is targeted is the eradication of the criminal gangs within the region. This is through the elimination of illegal firearms, elimination of drive-by shootings and enactment of anti-graffiti laws which promote the gang activities. The graffiti have been shown by recent research to portray the gang territories.
The last and final objective i’m going to be talking about is gangs and drugs one of the biggest problems around the world.I think that if we can stop most of the gangs and drugs are cities will be much safer and better for everyone living in them. Web.stanford.edu states that ‘’Gangs are obviously not a new phenomenon, but they are still a problem that has to be addressed. Criminal street gangs have become one of the most serious crime problems in California. Gang violence--particularly assaults, drive-by shootings, homicides, and brutal home-invasion robberies--accounts for one of the largest, single, personal threats to public safety in this state.’’ This shows that gangs cause a lot of the world’s problems and a lot of gangs bring in drug which is another world
The purpose of this paper is to review and verify a recent study by Scott H. Decker of the University of Missouri – St. Louis, entitled Collective and Normative Features in Gang Violence (Decker & VanWinkle, 1996). The study will attempt to address why our local increase in gang violence has reached monumental heights causing an increase in gang members appearing your court.
In lecture, we discussed crime and the different types of crime that exists. One type being violent crime which is defines as the use/threat of force on others. One of the most prevalent type of violent crime we hear on the news are shootings. With shootings quickly becoming more and more frequent, the question of why we are the only country with this issue is always brought up for discussion. For this project, we asked a class of students from Sweden to help answer the question of whether frequent shootings are prevalent over there in Sweden and the reasoning behind why this does or doesn’t happen as frequently here in America.