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  • Gangs And Gang Culture

    In today’s society it is hard to stay away from the gang culture because it is everywhere. There are many gangs that are family based in the United States, as well as in different countries. Some gangs have parents that lead children into following in their footsteps. Gang life can guide an individual to commit crimes and even kill another person. According to Why American Boys Join Street Gangs, “a total of 1,017 gang homicides were reported” (Taylor, 2013). Gangs such as MS-13, Bloods, and Crips are known for major crimes and murders throughout the United States. Children can be caught up in these groups because they are easily controlling towards kids and do not care what situation they are in at that time. These gangs will do anything…

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  • Essay On Gang Gangs In America

    Gang violence in America has been a problem for over eight decades. Since as early as the 1900s people of the African American race organized small gangs in the streets to protect their neighborhoods when segregation in America was still a big social and ethical problem. Originally gangs where not organized to be violent and to commit crimes. These smalls crews where founded and established to provide peace and protection to the African American community during the civil rights movement. Even…

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  • Teenage Gangs And Gang Violence

    Teenage gang violence is one of the most dangerous acts that society often faces. People who are in gangs share similar goals and interests. However, gang violence plays a huge role in society, because teenagers all over the United States are being influenced to join a gang. So why would society change now? People do not realize the numbers are increasing for teenage gang violence. Teenage gang violence should be stopped. If gang violence were stopped, imagine how many people would live a better…

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  • Effects Of Gang Gangs

    distressed kids commonly develop or join violent street gangs that involve other young teens that share similar issues and interests. Prison and street gangs have damaged the face of America and embedded a sense of fear in the citizens that neighbor them. Not only does this gang violence torment our public’s image and places of incarceration, but they also destroy their own members’ present and future lives. A common way for gang members make a name for themselves, within their group, is by…

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  • Gang Misconceptions

    Gangs are very prevalent in the United States and all around the world. There are many misconceptions regarding gangs due to the media, television shows, and stereotypes. These misconceptions have blurred the definition of a gang and when a gang is officially a gang. It is also important to discuss why a gang matters. Gangs have specific characteristics such as; claiming territory, honor based on conflict, and aggressive tendencies. The characteristics are important in identifying a gang to…

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  • The Consequences Of Gangs

    either being apart of a gang or seeing gang activity in their schools (The National Association of Social Workers, 2011). This statistic alone is an alarming number. Almost half of the students nationwide are witnessing or participating in gangs before or at the age of 18. Now while this is a scary realization it shouldn’t be surprising. Kids who grow up in low income neighborhoods and are surrounded by gang activity have a tendency to lean towards that lifestyle. They would rather wrap…

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  • Drug Gangs

    Drugs as a Job Drugs were seen as a job. While many gang members who sell drugs, indicated that they would not give up drug selling for less pay by the hour, a number of them said they would sell drugs for lower pay, but an increase in hours. According to huff the drugs sold varied from region to region. Gang members were earning as much as $1,000 per week from 30 customers. In comparison those who were not gang member were earning $625 per week with 80 customers (Huff 1998:4) Gang Wars Gang…

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  • The Role Of Gangs

    Gangs offer a twisted sense of love by telling its members that they have to take part in criminal activities and put their lives in danger for it. As gangs evolved throughout the years the level of violence and crime has increased dramatically; they have become a serious cancer in our society. It has stripped the family unit and a sense of community. No longer are young people focusing on their true value and worth but their focused on destroying one another. Gangs have become a detrimental…

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  • Urban Gangs

    In almost every urban community in the United States of America, gangs are present in the area. Street gangs have been around for many years, most notably as early as the 1820s. Street gangs have become more popular over time, with gang activity peaking in the 1980s until the late 1990s. Gangs typically recruit children as young as age 15 and 37% of gang members are under the age of 18. In more recent times the prevalence of gang has poisoned the minds of the youth in urban communities around…

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  • Ghettoization Of Gangs

    over 28 different gang factions throughout the Bronx alone in the early 70’s and while race varied within the gangs, the main mission for protection was universal. “Gangs structured the chaos. For immigrant latchkey kids, foster children outside the system, girls running away from abusive environments, and thousands of others, gangs provided shelter, comfort, and protection.” Gangs also policed communities neglected by the law. A Savage Skull leader said “Before [people] would go to the local…

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