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  • Gang Violence

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    No parent wants to see their child becomes gang that uses weapon, hurts someone, or goes to prison. Gang violence affects children, their families, and their community. In 1980s, African American gangs in Los Angeles became drug dealers, specifically cocaine, as a means of earnings. High rates of unemployment in African American community in Los Angeles forced young people to turn on drugs, and large number of youth became drug dealers to gain economic security. Main problem was drug availability

  • Gang Violence : The Narrative Story Of Gang Violence

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    English Gang Violence ___ Gabriella C. Ruiz INTRODUCTION The first and most important step is to become aware of gangs, gang members, and their activities. Individuals armed with this basic knowledge are better able to avoid becoming victims of a gang attack. To prevent young teens to stay off the streets and to show them that you will die being in a gang it's dangerous. BACKGROUND Why im doing Gang Violence because . Why choose this certain topic because I find it interesting to research about

  • Causes Of Gang And Gang Violence

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    Gang and gang violence has always been an ongoing problem within the country. Street gangs have evolved into some of the most notorious group associated with murders and killings that law enforcement agencies have encountered. Gang violence has become one of the most serious crime problem happening in the country that involves physical assaults, drive-by shootings, homicides, robberies, prostitutions, and home-invasion along with a long list of criminal activities. It had occurred and multiplied

  • Gangs: Crime and Gang Violence

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    Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today 's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings ' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we

  • A Review of Gang Violence

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    Re: Increased Incidents of Gang Violence within Broward County, Florida 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. The overall theme of the study depicts overall

  • Papers On Gang Violence

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    Gang Violence             Youth violence is a problem among young teens because it causes a division, which unfortunately result into gangs. Moreover in the past, gang violence results into youth crimes such as robbery, and drug sales. In this new generation, the youth resort in selling marijuana and heroin, even more than crack cocaine now, this means where the drugs are is where the gangs are, also the weapons to protect to their territory. While writing his article Michael Blanding quotes a young

  • The Problem Of Gang Violence

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    Gang violence has grown to be a great problem in El Salvador in the last 30 years. Gangs have grown into large, complex organized crime units; the two largest gangs, MS13 (also known as Mara Salvatrucha 13) and Barrio18 (also known as Calle18), now encompass large parts of Central America. Both gangs rely heavily on local drug-peddling, which drives most of the general gang violence. The desire for control over certain areas had forged a fierce rivalry, in which civilians are often endangered when

  • Causes Of Gang Violence

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    community where gang violence is a problem, I am grateful that you are able to take part in a movement to decrease the amount of gang violence today. According to, gang-related crimes occur an average of seven times a week in my small community of Delhi. The number may sound small but considering the size of my community where everyone knows each other this gang violence is affecting us a lot so it needs to stop. These numbers show that gang-related violence is an everyday problem

  • Gang Violence In Honduras

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    $54,000. Gang Violence in Honduras Thousands of U.S. citizens have visited Honduras every year to study, for business, and even tourism. However, the government lacks the resources to fully address crime and violence. The U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for Honduras since late 2012 (Miller, 2016). Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world. While not all the murder rates can be attributed to gang violence, there’s an estimated 7,000 street-gang members among

  • Gangs And Their Role With The Violence

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    G H 456 Final Project Outline Gangs and Their Role With The Violence In El Salvador I. Introduction (1 page) a. What defines gang activity? What do youths have to do with it? i. Give the definition of gang activity, what it actually is compared to the world’s stereotypical view of members ii. Prevalence of gangs in the world iii. Youth involvement iv. Differences of gangs across regions of el Salvador v. The extent of member’s participation (what does an average member do? What crimes do they commit/not