• Gang Violence Plain Dealer
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    Gang Violence Gangs 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 bankers 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 joinin...
  • Los Angeles Gang Crack Cocaine
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    How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960's Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980's crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African - American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crac...
  • Why Do Female Youths Join Gangs
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    Why 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 and...
  • Anti Dress Code Gang Members
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    School is in the 'business' of learning. School is the place where the next lawyers, bankers, CPA's and Doctors are given the fundamentals of working in this economy. One of the basics of our culture in the working world is conservative dressing, dress code, or even uniforms. What is wrong with sending our kids the message that they are in 'the business of learning' by enforcing dress codes? School is also the place where the next actors, writers, artists, politicians, inventors, designers and m...
  • Gang State Related Law
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    As more and more crimes are committed by gang members, many municipalities, states, and even the government of the United States, have found it necessary to enact gang-related legislation to protect persons and property. These laws vary from state to state and some are more detailed as to subject matter than others. Some deal with acts committed by gang members as a felony, others as a misdemeanor, and still others combine both felony and misdemeanor acts. The subject matter of each state law al...
  • Street Gangs A Guide To Community Awareness
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    Street Gangs: A Guide To Community Awareness INTRODUCTION This information is to help parents determine if their child is either at risk in becoming associated with or is involved in gang activity. Indicators of gang association outlined in this brochure may generally fit a variety of youths. If parents observe more than one indicator, they should talk to their child about their concerns. WHAT IS A GANG? A gang is a group of three or more people who associate together, have a common identity and...
  • Gang Violence And Substance Abuse
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    Gangs in the United States are becoming more violent and deadly than ever. Thousand of people are dying each year from these ill-mannered thugs. In today's societies gang activity is an everyday occurrence whether it includes violence, drugs, death or any illegal activity in which they participate. The research that I have conducted will focus on how the selling of drugs by gangs members can lead to violence / death and how turf wars between rival gang can also lead to death. In recent years th...
  • Youth Gangs Gang Members Cities
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    Within the past two decades, beginning in the early 1980's a growing concern has been focused on what can be considered a social epidemic among the youth of our nation. This social distress stems directly from the rising number and over all abundance of youth gangs throughout the country. Gang mentality and social deviance of this form has been noticed and documented in this country for decades and possibly even being recognized over a century ago. " Prior to the 1970's, gang violence was still ...
  • Teens And Gangs What The Catholic Church Says
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    Teens and Gangs - What the church says... The Church's position of crime - like theft, gangs, rape, murder, perjury, etc. - has been addressed firstly in the ten commandments, particularly numbers four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. These commandments deal with human relationships and how we are to love our neighbor. The Church's stance on these topics of crime are that they are sinful and selfish, and they do not foster a love for our neighbor and help those who are weak or in need. T...
  • Juvenile Delinquent Gangs Disorganization Perspective
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    Juvenile Delinquent Gangs As a kid I could remember walking to school every day. While on the way to school there was always a group of kids sanding outside of the school walking away. These kids dressed differently and they all whore the same type of clothes. It wasn't until years later that I was told to stay away from them because they were gangsters. They were gangsters that caused problems to the community. These gangsters would go up to kids and try and jump them into their gang. For them...
  • Pelican Bay Supermax Prison Shu Gang
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    Pelican Bay Supermax Pelican Bay SupermaxAfter listening to and or reading the transcripts of Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax by Michael Montgomery, one gets a glimpse of prison life, sociological issues inmates and staff face, and the subculture of prison life faced by staff and prisoners alike on a daily basis. However, instead of delving completely in to the situational circumstances of prisoner life, it is more important to understand the history of this Supermax prison and why it was con...
  • Gangs Joining Gang
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    Gangs Being that the closest that I have ever come to gangs or gangs violence is in television of movies, this topic intrigued me. What makes a person want to become part of something that is so violent and dangerous? Why would someone risk everything to put their lives on the line for people that are not even their blood relatives? As I read the material that I found in the library about gangs, I found out a lot about how this children's' though process works. They believe that the gang members...
  • Plain Dealer Gang Gangs Graffiti
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    Gangs 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 ...
  • Suburban Gangs Gang Members Suburbs
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    Across the United States and Europe, suburban gangs are growing as never before, estimations that in a typical inner city American community of 50, 000 or more, there are 200 to 500 gang members. Some even larger organization called super gangs, which have more than 1, 000 members spread over several states, have been known to operate in small town America. You cant say that any community is insulated from this activity,' There's no restriction on where gang members can live. Gang members living...
  • Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs
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    Keeping Kids Out of Gangs Children are the future, and hopefully not future gang members. Kids should be taught to stay out of gangs and make good choices and as a reward their future will be better. Let the children know that they were born in the best country in the world and as long as they stay out of trouble they will be helped in whatever they need, whether it's money, love, or the sense of belonging. Kids should be able to see the whole picture when it comes to gangs. Kids join gangs for...
  • Youth Gangs Gang Related
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    Youth gang related crime crime has been growing for years, but little data exists about the extent and precise nature of crimes committed by gang members. Gangs have been said to have committed many crimes such as drug smuggling, murder, and theft. Although many gang members have been known to do some of these things, there is no real evidence that they are gang related. Researchers found that the median age at which youths begin to hang out with gangs is approximately 13 years old (Roland 26). ...
  • Gangs In Schools Uriarte C 1993
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    Gangs throughout inner cities among young people are not new to our culture. Youth gangs have been a major part of the urban cultural landscape since the late 19 th century. In the more recent 20 th century, however, gangs have taken on a different character and have moved from inner cities and closer to homes, in suburban areas (Bodinger-deUriarte, C. 1993). At the same time, gangs have become an increasing problem in urban areas and worst of all in public schools. The majority of gangs share ...
  • Gang Members Bill Prendagast Movie
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    The movie g Falling Down is a great study in social conflict. The main character is William Foster, a stereotypical white-collar worker with a buzz cut, glasses, and a tie. Bill Foster is divorced, recently lost his job and is seconds away from a nervous breakdown when the film begins. Bill is arguable the protagonist of the story, but he is not necessarily the good-guy, making him an anti-hero. The other main character is Detective Prendagast, a retiring cop who was wounded in the line of duty ...
  • Numbered Days Lines Gang One
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    Has the ancient tradition of ballads fallen prey to today? s modern society? One might think so. The truth, however, is the opposite. Ballads have thrived throughout many centuries and have influenced many types of music. Punk, Ska, and Hardcore bands such as Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, H 2 O and All have capitalized on ballads as a form of lyrical expression. One such song, ? Numbered Days? , a Mighty Mighty Bosstones song, written and composed by Dicky Barrett and Nate Albert, is a prime ex...
  • Crack Cocaine Gang Violence Los
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    How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960's? Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980's crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African – American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution ...