Gangs in the United States

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    Sadat Cano Arizona State University Unique Gang In the United States CJS 468 1/2/2015 What makes the gangs in the United States unique is that gang members in the United States are more likely to get arrested for drug and alcohol related crimes than non-gang members. In cities of the United States almost all report gang activity “86% percent of the United States report gang activity.”(Donnelley, 2014). This means that for every city, an average “¾ of the population report” (Donnelley, 2014) gang activity. In comparison to other countries around the world, the United States reported “33,000 violent street, motorcycle, and prison gang activity in the U.S."(Donnelley, 2014). There are estimated to be more than 1.4 million gang…

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    Gang violence in the United States is increasing and becoming more widespread throughout virtually leaving no part of the country unaffected by its cruel and brutal wrath. According to FBI reports there are some 33,000 violent street gangs including motorcycle gangs and prison gangs with about 1.4 million total members who are criminally active today. These gangs are well organized; sophisticated and use violence to assert control. It is almost hard to believe that despite all of the studies…

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    a. Culture/pg. 34: The language, beliefs, values, norms, behaviors, and even material objects that characterize a group and are passed from one generation to the next. Culture is a broad term describing the way people live. Each area in the world occupies a different culture. Each culture therefore has its own norms and expectations. In the United States we have the culture described as being a melting pot. One agreement across all cultures that occupy and exist in the United States is the…

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    Gangs Vs Mafia

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    century, they migrated to the United States. Mafia the most popular in the United States, Mexico, and Italy. Members of the mafia consist of people of the same race or nationality. Furthermore, a gang is a group of members who engage in groups to commit crimes. For example, gambling, drug dealing, protection, and prostitution. These crimes consist of murder, assault, theft, etc. They use intimidation to gain control of neighborhoods or territories. The gang is identified by colors, tattoos,…

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    There are many different views on how gangs are perceived in today’s society. During recent years, the rise in technology, especially the internet, has made it easier to access information about gangs. Which leads to popular culture and mass media in today’s society to have major influences on gangs and gang members. Today’s youth also has a crucial connection to the popular culture and mass media in that they are the biggest targets when it comes to gangs and its influence on youth. With…

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    primarily Mexican American.They are one of many criminal street gangs.They are considered to be one of the largest Hispanic gangs in Central California because there memberships are estimated to be between 6,000 to 12,000 in the city of Fresno alone.The Bulldogs are broken into six different known sets which include Eastside, Northside, Parkside, Calwa, Westside, and County Dogs. The Bulldogs are a gang tied to an impulsive lifestyle that reflects the demands of respect, with each member…

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    The extremes of gang violence and racism in our country were brought to light in the movie “The Freedom writers.” The main characters of this movie were just students, starting high school as freshmen. Ironically, they had already faced challenges in their lives that most people could never even imagine. This resulted in their tough outlook on life, and involvement in gang violence. To add to the mess, the gangs were strongly divided on racial lines. This separated the students, and even brought…

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    As discussed in lecture, homicide refers to the interaction between two people that results in the intentional death of one of the individuals. When analyzing homicide through Douglas’s (1997) lens, homicide can be a communicative act of aggression that can be traced back to the interactions of the two individuals. This approach provides us with a framework to trace the sequences of event that can influence a person to commit such violent act. This framework can help us understand gang…

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    The rest travel alone. They are cold, hungry, and hopeless. They are hunted like animals by corrupt police, bandits, and gang members.” Local gangs are constantly robbing migrants, especially as they walk around the migrant checkpoint. Many men dressed in Mexican police uniforms wander around in search for lost, helpless migrants as they hope to find goods, sex, and money. The mayor’s driver is not surprised, “The judicial police, he says, routinely stop trains to rob and beat migrants.” Eighty…

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    Honduras: Understanding Gang Proliferation it talks about how Honduras has a high homicide rate due to its organized gangs. (Ratcliff, 2015)Honduras has the unfortunate title and nickname “murder capital of the world” and for good reason. (Ratcliff, 2015)Honduras homicide rate in 2011 was 86 per 100,000 and has approximately 36,000 active gang members.(Ratcliff, 2015) The gang members are made up of 98 percent of 12 to 25 year of age. (Ratcliff, 2015)The nation’s communities are intimidated and…

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