Causes And Consequences Of Gangs

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All over the world there are several gangs. Many of these gangs are more dangerous than others, but one thing that con-nects them is the number of crimes committed. Most of these gangs are involved with major drugs and weapons. Due to the amount of drug trafficking and gang violence there is a more rapid increase in the involvement of authorities, and cause the disturbance throughout the world.
Around the world many people ask “What’s a gang?” or “How do you get in a gang?” A gang is a group of men or women that have lots of things in common such as their lifestyle, also gangs are formed over what race you are for example, Cambodian, Vietnamese, White, African American and of course Latino. The gangs are categorized by the following names:
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Street gangs are more organized. Small gangs have tiny groups of their own. They follow each other. “Gang leaders are easily and quickly replaced by other gang members without disruption to the gang’s activities. Street gang’s take part in many types of criminal activity. “Another key difference between street gangs and organized criminal enterprises is evident when comparing federal prosecutions or organized crime with federal prosecutions of street gang offenses” (Almonte and Desmond 5). These two both go under different prosecutions. Gang cases face their cases under RICO which is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act passed in …show more content…
“For example, some evidence exists that gangs such as the Bloods and the Crips have become large organized criminal networks that reach far outside the Los Angeles city limits”(Leeper 4). In Los Angeles, California the main gangs are the Crips and Bloods which started in the 1980s. The gang members of South Los Angeles are known as the Swan Bloods. What street gangs go by is “If you kill one of mine, I’ll kill one of yours” (Butin 1). Gang members relate to one another and look out for one another as if they were siblings. Love in a gang is a major deal when it comes to one

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