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    Gangs Of Gangs

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    Youth gangs and the violence around them has grown in America. The gang related crimes committed by these youth gangs has risen and the age of these members had dropped. The youth are turning to the gang life at a younger age than ever before. In this essay I will dive into the different geographic types and their youth gangs. We will also take a look at age, gender, and the race of these gang members. Gang related crimes and local gang violence factors will also be discussed in this essay. Gangs

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    if one is to create gang subcultures of criminal, conflict, and retreatist; then there must be opportunity, or lack thereof to for one to participate in the illegitimate structure, which would require the pre-existence of gangs (Cloward & Ohlin, 1960 in Williams & McShane, 2014, pg. 99-100). It should be noted that Curry and Spergel (1992) found that “the [prior] presence of gang members –both males and females-are also significant estimators” for one to become involved in a gang (pg. 284). Furthermore

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    2013 National Gang Report, gangs continue to flourish, progress, and develop criminal tradecrafts (p. 3). Based on state, local, and federal law enforcement reporting, the National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) calculated that the US gang composition is approximately 88 percent street gang members, 9.5 percent prison gang members, and 2.5 percent outlaw motorcycle gang (OMG) members. Street gangs pose the most violent and significant threat in most communities, while prison gangs are viewed as

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    Gang Vs Traditional Gang

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    Defining gangs have been compared to packs, teams, and groups. Participants of gangs do not necessarily commit violent acts or commence in illegal matters. The National Gang Center has come to a consensus on defining gangs with the commonalities of three or more members between the ages of 12 through 24, shared identity, recognized by others as a gang or crew, has levels of organization, and usually involved in criminal activities (Shelden, Tracy, Brown, 2013). Some gangs are excluded from this

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    is relative in space and time. Gangs are a seen as a deviant subculture within itself. While not all gang members have a criminally deviant agenda, many do perform deviant acts such as graffiti, robbery, larceny, assault, drug deals and homicide. Regardless of what the intentions of joining are, becoming a gang member is considered a deviant behavior in our society. There are different types of gangs such as street gangs, prison gangs, motorcycle gangs, ethnic gangs etc. For this paper, the focus

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    Prison Gang and Violence Nishat Salma Borough of Manhattan Community College Abstract The most heinous crimes committed in the prisons are done by the hands of prison gangs. Gangs compete with other gangs to be the most dangerous of them all. There are many reasons why an inmate would join a prison gang. Some do it for the power although others do it for protection from rival gangs or people who don’t like them. CBC News reported that in the last 5 years the

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    Comparing the terrorists to gang members. The gang does exactly do what terrorists do. They despair and recruiting vulnerable young men, and control their communities through brutal violence. We don’t call them terrorists because they don’t have a specific vendetta against America as a whole. So, they can always be classified as terrorists. The unlawful use of violence against people or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance

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    nation. The full impact of gang crime in London, was revealed in 2014 with Met figures showing, 6,600 violent offences were committed by gang members in just three years (Bentham 2014).

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    Everyone is well aware of gangs and gang violence. Street gangs differ from organized crime such as mobs and mafias. Street gangs commit a lot more senseless crimes without reason. A murder can take place for something as simple as stepping on ones shoe or looking at someone a certain way. All taken as signs of disrespect in the gang world; even the insane acts of what’s known as “initiation week” where many random murders take place. In a lot of gangs this process is done to show that an individual

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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

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