Many of these countries around Mexico’s southern border are riddled with drug lords and gang violence, many of whom hold more power than the actual government in the local countries. On the government, “It occurs against a backdrop of government institutions that are incapable of meeting the basic needs of the populations”(“FORCED TO FLEE CENTRAL AMERICA’S NORTHERN TRIANGLE”). Many government plans or agencies set up to help people or end up doing nothing to help the citizens of a hostile country. Many of the shelters made by the Central governments for the poor are very small and slim down on actual supplies. Many of these government institutions fail because fail because of what’s starting them.
Oklahoma City is a growing and vibrant place we are starting to get many tourists, building more schools and getting several sports teams. The homeless population can take away from the beautiful sights in Oklahoma City and it needs to be fixed. When people are looking for houses and businesses in Oklahoma they do a lot of research, people do not want to start a family or a business in an area filled with homeless people hanging around all day because it makes them feel unsafe. Plus, it makes it seem as though it is a rough area with a lot of crime. Often times people will associate homeless population with crime rates even though the crime rate does not necessarily go up to the homeless presence in the area.
It is no longer perceived that homelessness is a problem of the substance abuser, idle, and mentally ill. Homelessness in Cleveland has been greatly affected by several factors that were resulted from severe economic and social situations. A particularly important factor is the lack of affordable housing and the economic situations that influenced the implementation of programs and policies intended to combat the social illness. As the number of the homeless increases, so does the causes of today’s
Economic inequality is a large factor into the crime rates of a community. In the image of the 3 color coated maps of Chicago identifying poverty levels and drug violations, there is a clear indication that drug violations and abuse is more evident in poverty stricken communities and neighborhoods. The effects of the interconnections between crime rates and poverty is analyzed by Sudhir Venkatesh a sociology student in the non-fiction book, Gang leader for a day. It is in the Robert Taylor Projects where Venkatesh observes the lack of police enforcement, the high rates of homelessness, prostitution, drug abuse, and gang activity. The gang leader he observes often justifies the gang activity, drug distribution and physical assaults of disabled homeless men as “helping his community”(75).
The fair is a distraction and since there are a lot of people, it is difficult for the police to keep track of who goes missing. Another reason would be that most of his victims wouldn 't be noticed when they went missing. Since his victims were new to the city, they weren 't well known with the people around the city. There were times when Holmes and his victims changed their names, so it would make it more difficult for the police to find them. Most women these days would be flattered and seduced by Homes.
The media seems to exaggerate violent crime in general, thus shaping public perceptions and this is reflected in the reporting of youths involved in gun, knife and gang crime. Although statistics show that there are problems in larger cities such as Manchester and London, there is no evidence to suggest that it is a national problem. However, problems with statistics have also been identified, and due to there being multiple definitions of youth gangs in use, there is difficulty in generalising findings, therefore the true nature of the gang problem cannot be identified. It is clear that statistics are socially constructed due to under reporting of gang related crimes and issues with police recording. Reliable statistics may show that the problem of youth gangs is not as large as the media portrays it to be.
Therefore it can be assumed that due to being blocked by opportunities, gangs are formed as a criminal subculture and different values are adopted. However, these views do not explain middle/upper class individuals that are part of gangs, which could be due to them being rejected so they evolve “the delinquent gang solution to acquire status in a more accessible form and to hit back at the system that has branded them as failures. The gang takes the rules of respectable society and turns them upside down” (Downes and Rock, 2003: 146). In respect to whether contemporary gangs have changed since the 1950s in regards to the social class of
Waters stated that gangs are not a cities problem but America’s problem instead. He also continues by saying that “young gangstas have been left to raise themselves while the O.G. 's (Original Gangstas) are away, either serving lengthy prison sentences, or dead, themselves the victims of violent crime” (). What he means by this is that without the Original Gangsta there would not be leadership and young gang members would fight against other gangs in order to obtain more territory and street control. I think a flaw in this argument is the fact that Waters is not aware that gangs are fighting each other for money and territory.
Living in a big city gives more chances that a person will become involved in crime in some form or fashion. In a small town the people know each other a lot better, so that decreases the chances that a person will commit a crime. Big cities are more likely to have gangs that participate in crimes; and those gangs will likely corrupt the students in a big city, as well as the children that are dropouts. In a small town there is still some fear about gangs; but there isn’t as much fear since rumors get spread around quickly thus making the gangs want to stay
("Reaching out, 2013) The industry thrives in low-risk areas where the community is unaware of the issue, government and community institutions are not properly trained to respond, local laws are ineffective in addressing the crime, safety nets for victims do not exist, and law enforcement does not investigate or prosecute the criminals. Within these areas of susceptibility, particularly vulnerable groups include undocumented migrants, runaway and homeless youth, and oppressed, marginalized and/or impoverished individuals. One of the most common tactics used by human traffickers is to play on the desperate situation of individuals looking for a job and can be easily convinced with lucrative-sounding offers of employment. Overall, the human trafficking industry involves victims of all ages, genders, and