Gangs Essay

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  • Gang Subcultures Of 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

  • Gang Report On Gang Groups

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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

  • Similarities Between Gang And Gang

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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

  • The Dangers Of Prison Gang And Gangs

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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

  • Characteristics Of Chicago Gang Gangs

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    characteristics of Chicago’s gangs of the 1920 was the division across ethnic lines. In other words, representatives of the same ethnic group stuck together and frowned upon the inclusion of outsiders into their gangs. Of course, larger gangs were often multiethnic, but their core was predominantly monoethnic. The same tendency prevailed across the country, as gangs in New York and Philadelphia were also increasingly homogenous. Asian triads, Italian mafia, Irish and Jewish gangs were all incestuous organizations

  • 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

  • African American Gang Gangs

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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

  • 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

  • U.s. Gangs And The Gangs

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    originated with U.S. gangs in an effort for drug cartels to amp up and focus on their production, leaving the logistics to the gangs. The drug cartels have chosen to align with U.S. gangs based on similar philosophies of honor, allegiance, and loyalty combined with similar business practices and levels of hierarchy. The largest U.S. gangs are structured similarly to giant corporations that succeed with levels of management teams with the ultimate goal of profit, U.S. gangs are no different as they

  • Street Gangs

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    Gangs A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals or close friends with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or other forms of illegal behavior. When a new member joins the gang he or she must go through an initiation, the most common initiation is “jumping in” or getting beaten by all the gang members and/or committing acts of theft or violence