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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

  • The Violence Of Gangs And Gangs

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    Gangs have become one of the nation’s fastest growing problems within recent history. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 2.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. today. They use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal moneymaking activities, which include but are not limited to: robbery, drug and gun trafficking, fraud, extortion, and prostitute rings. With as much research

  • 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

  • The Importance Of Gang Violence

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    If gang Violence continues the black culture will stay in a negative state and never progress. Gang violence within the black community should end because it will result to peace and positivity within the community. The result of brining and end to gang violence will also save lives and bring together the culture as one. If the gang violence continues and does not come to a stop the black community will never progress. Gang violence that has been displayed through media portrays stereotypes that

  • Youth Gang Violence

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    Youth gang violence has turned into an unmistakable issue in the public eye reaching across national boundaries as well as socio-economic, cultural, racial, and class distinctions. Not only is the problem widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a common, acknowledged, and a mainstream behavior for many teens. Gang activity is extremely common in lower income neighborhoods and ethnic ghettos where underprivileged children are regularly recruited. Youth gang violence

  • 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 NeighborhoodScout.com, 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

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