In the United States, prisons are held accountable for the safety of inmates regardless of their crimes. Researchers defined Security Threat Group is known as prison gangs, which corrections officers used to take away their recognition term (Security Threat Group (STG) Law and Legal Definition, 2016). The Security Threat Group are hostile inmates that caused harm to prison officials and inmates. The Security Threat Group may vary from state to state within the correctional facilities. It is determined that street gangs and prison gangs are different because prison gangs reflects with the toughness on their role in unlawful activity, higher level of organization, and age structure, while street gangs’ illicit activity is part of the group identity
In 2005, however, Supreme Court, granted to review the Ninth Circuit ruling and as a result overturned the Ninth Circuit ruling and ruled that California’s policy of assigning inmates to racially segregated cells constitutionally suspect and the Court dismissed the “separate but equal” policy (Grumberger, 274). Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote, “We rejected the notion that separate can ever be equal.. 50 years ago in Brown v. Board of Education, and we refuse to resurrect it today,” As a result the court ruled that policies that create race-based classifications are subject to strict scrutiny (Noll, 849). Strict scrutiny is the level of review used when a fundamental constitutional right is infringed, or when the government action involves
There is a steady increase in organized crime recently and a rising exploitation of children being recruited into youth gangs. Considering the increasing number of youth involved in gangs, how does the lifestyle of a young gang member differ from that of a child who lives a normal life as a law-abiding citizen? To answer the question, this paper will use Adam Lusher’s article, Gangs Recruiting Children as Young as 12 as Class A Drug Dealers, in part with other sources to gain deeper insight to the following: defining organized crime, explaining why children join youth gangs, the structure of gangs and experiences one goes through, how we can move forward to prevent the increase of children in gangs, and how we can improve the system. To briefly
Youth gangs in North American culture is simply old news being portrayed as something new. Despite the fact that it is realized that adolescent violations are overrepresented in the media today, the subject of youth gang movements is a significant bind to our general public. In the course of the most recent couple of years, there has been an ethical frenzy made by steady presentation to the media which depicts a measure of youth wrongdoings and savagery. In Canada there are expansive urban communities with high extents of youngsters, a considerable lot of which live in poverty, that now have the issue of managing youth gangs and youth wrongdoings. A significant part of the consideration has concentrated on the viciousness and the selling of
Prison gangs have been and are a growing problem. Prison organizations throughout the United States have tried many different strategies to address the issue of prison gang members. One of the problems is that gang members are more of a threat to the staff and other inmates than regular inmates who are not in a gang. The prisons have problems begin able to house certain serious offenders that need to be kept separate because of the limited spacing. Gangs in the prison have a higher disruption and incident rate then non gang members. Prison gangs thrive on crime within the facility. If not addressed their involvement in crime will continue to grow and pose a threat to other inmates, staff, and the institution. If procedures are not put into place then gang membership will only continue and remain a safety concern. Administration must ensure their staff members are adequately trained and know how to act and deal with the gangs. Because the prison community is so private more research needs to be done to understand the workings of prison gangs and get more current, detailed, data. The community needs to be aware of the issues as well since they
Being a senior in high school is hard enough, with college applications, leaving family and friends, and growing up, but drifting 180 miles offshore during spring break is something Daniel Palacios could not have been prepared for.
Documented reports of gang activity in Western civilization (primarily in England) can be traced back to the seventeenth century, though, it is speculated that they might well have existed as early as the fourteenth or even the twelfth century. Although similar in character these earlier street gangs did not have the same organized structure that we see in much of the later gangs (Howell and Moore, 2010). It wasn’t until the late eighteenth century (as the American Revolution was ending) that gangs began to emerge in America along the east coast and not until the late nineteenth century did they appear along the west coast (Howell and Moore, 2010). While the gangs of today are much more organized and better equipped, their threat to public
Lobsters caged in the Noonan’s restaurant symbolizes Stacy’s struggle with the intense feelings of fear and being trapped. As she tries to describe what the life of lobsters in the tank, she realizes she feels captive. She thinks about lobsters and their view of world around them: “It probably looks like an alien planet out here…so you don’t even know what the story’s a bout, who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy…Or maybe, instead of an actual place or thing, to a lobster it looks only an idea out here. That scared her.” (Banks 23-34). In this description, Stacy not only analyze the life of lobsters in the tank, she emphasis how she perceives herself. After all tragic events in her life. She was left alone, trapped inside herself, without
Robert Redford’s movie “A River Runs Through It” is a film based on a memoir. This film takes place early 20th century at Missoula Missouri. In the movie, the city of Missoula is described as its in a hill, surrounded by rivers. This movie is about two brothers who live at Missoula. The Maclean brothers, father is a minister. The common theme about this movie is the men’s interest to fishing and their connection to the Blackfoot River. The film is narrated from the elder brother, Norman, a character played by Craig Sheffer. Brad Pitt is acting as Paul, the younger brother. Their father’s character John is played by Tom Skerritt.
The fishing industry is the single most dangerous industry left in the United States. Although many safety regulations are being enforced, there is simply no way to control the ocean. The lives of up to a hundred men can rest on one captain's judgement. As fishing boats improved throughout the 19th and 20th century, boats began to move further from shore where the fishing was better. However, this placed them in much more danger from storms, gear failure and more. During a storm that far out into the ocean, waves can get as large as 100 ft, and winds over 100 mph. With such extreme conditions, being out of the Coast Guard’s help range is called being out of luck.Your only other hope is that someone else near you will brave the storm to save you.
A gang can act as a primary unit for a young person. They are a close group who all have proven that they want to be in the gang and have shown that they will do anything for the gang they act as a close-knit community. By going through the beat-in or the rape-in, which is the case for many women and young girls who wish to join you prove that you are willing to endure anything for the gang and that you have the tenacity to survive in their world. In a way, they become your family, they are like brothers and sisters to you. The modern gang is defined as an organized group of criminals. However, this varies legally and creates many problems for the court as well as blurring definitions. A gang provides
Another example to illustrate Padilla’s thesis is rivalry among other gangs. Their gangs were under constant threat of invasion and take-over by other gangs. Engaging in rivalry among other gangs led to criminal acts. These youngsters would have to defend what they believed was their property. In other words, these youngsters did not want other gangs to take over their property. In some cases, violence may occur when the gang must shield itself from the threats of others (Padilla 1996: 13). This example supports Padilla’s thesis because these youngsters are unable to connect with other peers and other gangs, so they turn to their gang to defend what is rightfully their
The first theory used to explain gang behavior is social disorganization. In an earlier lecture, Professor Chamberlain (2016) defined social disorganization as the breakdown, or serious dilution, of the power of informal community rules to regulate conduct (p. 9). Professor Chamberlain (2016) discussed how Thrasher claimed that economic destabilization was a key aspect to social disorganization; this resulted in the collapse of conventional social organizations including schools, church, and family. In other words, conventional establishments were depleted and no longer capable of fulfilling the people’s needs so gradually they lost the ability to govern the public’s behavior in the area. Professor Chamberlain (2016) stated that Thrasher
A government shutdown is the name for the process the Executive Branch must take, when the House of Representatives and the Senate cannot agree on how to budget and fund sectors of the government properly (Absolutely, 1). The United States government had a shutdown, which lasted from October 1st until October 16th. This shutdown cost the government and taxpayers $500 million in lost spending by visitors to closed national parks and stalled oil drilling permits (Federal, 1). This action that was taken disrupted private industries, including the Alaskan King Crab fishing industry. This fishing industry is a very lucrative and vital asset to the Alaskan economy and other connecting economies. The