Summary : Youth Gang And Violence

1615 Words Apr 15th, 2016 7 Pages
Iskuhi Kalantaryan
Juvenile Delinquency
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Analytic Essay

Youth Gang and Violence
Delinquent Behavior “Gang” “Youth Gang” and “Street Gang” are just labels used to describe young people consisting of three or more individuals organized to achieve a typical objective and who share a common identity. There is no single and universally accepted definition of gang, gang member and gang activities in the United States, however, the Federal Definition according to National Institute of Justice, “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 […] whose members engage in criminal activity or acts of juvenile delinquency that if committed by an adult would be crimes with the intent to enhance or preserve the association 's power, reputation or economic resources.” Juvenile gang is a form of structured delinquency.The group has 2 or more members, aged 12 to 21 who gather together to intimidate or harass or damage property. In American History the earliest documentations of youth gangs goes way back to the 19th century as being primarily composed of Irish youths. Moreover, because they were new immigrants, many of them lived in the worst slums of New York, Philadelphia…
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