Prison Gangs Gang Involvement
948 wordsWith as much gang violence that occurs within the community today you can pretty much assume that the same can be applied outside of the community. It is thought that by taking these violent gang members off the streets the violence will lessen. This may be true in bettering the community but the violence will still continue in the prison systems. By presenting this paper I plan to review gang violence in the prison systems along with an explanation of the gangs themselves. Also, certain gangs w...
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Juvenile Delinquency Youth Gangs
1,565 wordsThe Original law of the Illinois juvenile court defined a delinquent as: a child under the age of sixteen years who has violated any laws of the state, or any city or village ordinance. Under the common law, children between the ages of 7 and 16 years of could be dealt with as delinquent. Today in 37 states and in the District of Columbia, juvenile courts are initially responsible for all violations committed by youth under the age of 18. In ten states the age limit is 17 and in three states the...
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African American Street Gangs In Los Angeles
1,653 words... le 1 reveals that in each year where gang territory data was available, the growth in the number of gang territories was significant. In the six years between 1972 and 1978, 44 new black gangs formed, and only two gangs became inactive. In the 14 years between 1982 and 1996, 150 new gangs formed. However, the most dramatic growth was in the four years between 1978 and 1982 when 101 new gangs formed. In addition to the number of gang territories increasing, the spatial distribution of gang te...
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Level Of Violence Los Angeles
2,390 wordsKeeping Our Teenagers off the Streets In Leesville, LA, many parents and governmental agencies are concerned with the question of how to keep teenagers of the streets, just like in many other small communities in LA. The thing is, in LA the presence of youth gangs is one of the most heated social problems. To keep teenagers off the streets actually means to keep teenagers out of the youth gangs. (Harmon 73) Within the scope of this research, we will first provide background information on gangs ...
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Law Enforcement Agencies U S Department
2,383 words... bats or brass-knuckles. The gangs were less mobile so their presence was generally limited to distinct neighborhoods and cities. Today with easy access to guns and automobiles, the youth gangs are more mobile, which increases their area of influence. The confrontations between gang members today result in more serious injuries and greater chances of fatalities due to guns. Even their involvement with the police is heightened due to their greater visibility in the community and increased over...
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Criminal Justice System Rule Of Law
2,217 wordsBenefits and Problems Associated with Police Use of Discretion Contemporary worlds police officers have quite enough discretionary powers and many times those powers are being questioned as to compliance with the rule of law. Walker once talking about police discretion stated: that discretion was discovered only in 1956 and that once discovered there were cries for its abolition (Kleinig, 1997: 81). In his statement he mostly talks about how to comply discretion's with the rule of law. From one ...
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Level Of Violence Youth Gangs
1,678 wordsYouth Gangs and the Affects on Our Community Gangs vary tremendously in numbers and in age range. Relatively few young people join gangs, despite their high profile in the media. Even in highly impacted areas, the degree of participation rarely exceeds 10 percent. In addition, it has been reported that less than 2 percent of all juvenile crime is gang related (Snyder 89). Low statistics like the above, may camouflage the impact that the presence of gangs has on a school. Gangs play a significant...
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U S Department National Institute Of Justice
1,693 words... and female gangs are substantially less violent. The crimes committed by females were mostly simple battery or assault. Non-violent or petty crimes were mostly for drug and alcohol use. They may often be used as look-outs or to carry weapons or drugs for the male members. Females also tend to join or associate with gangs at a younger age and leave earlier then the male gang member. Why do youths join? Youths raised in impoverished and deprived conditions are drawn to gangs for the support, m...
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Rival Gang Native Son
519 wordsNative Son Essay In Native Son Bigger struggles against authority. The authority is the white people. Bigger wants to have the same power as blacks. In the movie? The Heat? Stephen Moore played by Sean Lewis is the main character or protagonist. The authority is the leader of a gang that Stephen feels he should be the leader of. Both protagonists become powerful in their minds after committing murders and both feel that they deserve more because of their struggles. When Bigger kills Mary and Bes...
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Join A Gang Joining A Gang
3,527 wordsMark Sirignano 027 - 66 - 7577 Tues. Thur. 9: 25 - 10: 40 12 - 14 - 99 Deviance in Gang Involvement: Why Join a Gang? The problem of gang activity is not a new one facing our country. Ever since the beginnings of human existence gangs have served as a means of protection for humans. The issue of gang activity has recently, however, come to the forefront of dilemmas facing our nation. While cities like Chicago and Los Angeles are chronic gang sites, other cities such as? Miami, Portland, Columbus...
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Law Enforcement Officials Social And Political
2,257 wordsLets say youre by yourself on the subway in New York City. You get on and its not that crowded, theres a bunch of open seats. As you look around, you notice that the car is filled with mainly high school aged kids, mostly boys. On one side there is a spot next to a bunch of African Americans, on the other side its a posse of Asians. Okay, so where are you going to sit? Next to the Asians I bet. What if it was Latinos instead of Blacks, chances are you would still say youd go towards the Asians a...
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Gang Violence Gang Members
502 wordsGangs and violence Gangs have been around since the 1950 s and early 1960 s. Gangs are a loosely organized group of three or more people who interact together for a common purpose and are usually participating in some kind of legal activit, whether it be violent crimes or drug dealing or both. Gang members usually can be identified by signs, colors, clothing, tattoos, july, or hand signals. Gangs often claim control over a certain territory in their community, creating an atmosphere of fear and ...
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One Up Mashup Joining A Gang
1,400 wordsSince the beginning Gangs Gangs Since the beginning of the decade, teenage homicides increased by one hundred and fifty percent (Strout, Brian 1996). This sharp increase is largely due to the rapid formation of gang activity throughout the United States (Strout, Brian, 1996). In todays larger cities, gang violence is a reality that people have to deal with every day. As gang related crimes increase, officials are trying to find out why people join and remain loyal to gangs. Unfortunately, expert...
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World War Ii 20 Th Century
1,657 wordsOriginally GANGS OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number of people who went around together-a group. Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: ? an organized group with a leader? a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict? a group whose members show unity through clothing, language? a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society....
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Gang Members Racial Lines
1,017 wordsThe topic I chose for my 4 th quarter paper is gang in America. I will be discussing there life style such as why they use colors to represent themselves, and why they use hand signals to communicate. I also will discuss who long long gangs have been around. Also how much fear does a gang put into a small or large community. Last i will talk about how gangs are worse now then they where years ago. Originally the word gang had no negative meaning. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number ...
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Violence In The Media Group Of People
1,850 wordsNewman 1 Joe Newman Mrs. Lawson Advanced English 7 17 April 2000 Gangs and Teenage Violence A gang is a group of people who interact among themselves. Teen violence is contributed to these gangs. Most gangs claim neighborhoods as their territory and try to control everything inside that territory. This kind of antisocial behavior is a major problem in American Society. Gang members are typical members of the same ethnic group. Fear and hatred for people of another race is called xenophobia. Peop...
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Don T Care Studies Have Shown
2,062 wordsWhy Do Female Youths Join Gangs? Female youths join street gangs on the basis of gender conflict, lack of family support and violence in their lives. Through adolescence young females have a much harder time than young males dealing with family, sexuality and the harsh reality of living in the urban ghetto. Young females who must endure these facets of life have little opportunity to succeed. Consequently, these young women turn to a replacement family, a place where they feel they are needed an...
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Prison Gangs Puerto Rican
3,022 wordsThe Prison Gangs Prison Gangs The fight for survival within the United State? s prison system has created a subculture the breeds racism, hate, and violence. About two and a half years ago, a young man named William King was sentenced to death by lethal injection for his participation in the murder of James Byrd Jr. James, a middle aged black man from Jasper County, Texas, was bound at the ankles and dragged behind a truck for three miles. His body was ripped to shreds as a gruesome display of t...
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Houston Chronicle Gang Violence
1,053 wordsGangs are becoming a growing problem in American society. More young people are turning to gangs to solve problems in there lives. When youths join gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Members fall behind their classmates in school and do not try. A study shows that less than 1 % of gang bangers is literate 1. Gangs destroy teenager lives and destroy their chances for a good education and happy life. Gangs are now a haven for rats. Teenagers are joining gangs every ...
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