Essay about The Gang Is Defined As An Organized Group Of Criminals

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According to Oxford Dictionary, the word gang is defined as “an organized group of criminals or a group of young people involved in petty crime or violence. ‘Gang’ has been originated as “Old English, from Old Norse gangr, ganga 'gait, course, going ', of Germanic origin; related to gang. The original meaning was 'going, a journey ', later in Middle English 'a way ', also 'set of things or people which go together '” (2013). Although it is extremely difficult for one to determine exactly when gangs had been originated; vast studies have indicated that there has been evidence of organized crimes since the early 1740s. “Throughout the 1980s and the 1990s both male and female gangs seemed to have drastically proliferated. Despite the fact that “the percentage of gang members who were female is difficult to ascertain, all sources agree the numbers were significant” (Moore &Hagedorn, 2001). According to Walter B Millers, a survey was generated in the mid-1970s, which estimated that 10% of all gang members were proven to be females (1975). Rendering from the Nation Youth Gang (2000), the law enforcement agencies had also manifested a national survey indicating that “11% of all gang members are females” (Moore &Terrett, 1998). It’s quite evident that the population of female gang affiliation has surely but slowly increased over the past couple of years. Journalists, Researchers, and teacher have all ignored the concepts behind female gang members, solely because women…

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