Introduction A gang is an organized group of close individuals who in most cases are friends or even family members with an established leadership structure. Gang engages in organized crimes claiming ownership over a territory. The Aryan Brotherhood (AB), is the white supremacist prison and street gang and a national organized crime performing syndicate. The AB was founded in 1964 by Irish bikers to provide protection for white inmates in prisons, it is currently the deadliest and largest prison gang in the United States. The estimated number of its members on the streets and in the prison is 20,000 and are guided by their belief strong brotherhood bond of vengeance, not afraid to die for a brother.
Potential gang members were male youths with the age of 14 to 20 committing crimes such as burglary, strong-arm robbery, and vandalism. Later the order for committing a crime became a way of gaining status within the
The term gang can be attached to a legion of groups which would include outlaws from back in the nineteenth century in the west of America, a congregation of unruly prison inmates, members of the triads, the mafioso, and other organised criminal entities such as sons of anarchy a know motorcycle gang, and groups of socially displaced inner city youths. Despite its diverse definition, the term gang most of the times denotes the involvement to illegal or disreputable activities. The term gang were mostly facilitated by social scientists they use this term to describe a group of juveniles, this research can be dated back to 1927 with the involvement of Frederic Thrasher's literature titled The Gang: A study of 1313 gangs in Chicago.
It can rightly be said that drug addiction at a very young age and juvenile delinquency are directly proportional to each other. A young drug addict would do anything even if illegal to satisfy their need for the drug (ATI, 2011). They may indulge into illicit actions like stealing, robbing and violence to get money for their ‘newly induced’ need. So, it can rightly be said that drugs can inculcate an element of aggression and violence in youth at a very young age. Once habitual of such negativities, these teenagers, once adults become a ruthless part of the society.
Demontravous Jones Mrs.Cabaj English 4, 2nd period 14 February, 2018 Teen Gangs Teen gangs have been problematic throughout the country for many decades. But are gangs really that bad? Although Teen Gangs are a common reason many teens are severely injured or killed, there are positive attributes such as education skills and life lessons. “Innocent B.C.”).
The Latin Kings are one of the most violent street gangs along with both the Bloods and the Crips. The Latin Kings originally were founded in the 1940's by a small group of Hispanics in the Chicago, Illinois area. They founded this gang to help the Hispanic community achieve a better way of life by preserving the Hispanic culture and promoting education. Unfortunately, the Latin Kings slowly started evolving as a criminal group and started spreading to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and California. The Latin Kings use specific colors to identify themselves with other gangs, they have three commemorate days throughout the year, and have a specific religion.
In the United States, every year there are around 2,000 gang-related homicides and in the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton, it explores the issues of gang violence, and teenagers in gangs. Around 40% of all members in gangs are teenagers who are getting involved in some dangerous things early in life. In the novel, The Outsiders, the “Greasers”, which is a gang of all teenagers, fight other gangs and commit serious crimes such as assault. With help, society need to pinpoint why teenagers join gangs and stop them beforehand. In addition, people also need to help others get out of gangs if they are already in one.
Juvenile and delinquency seems to be a growing trend in America, what are some of the issues that communities and society in whole face when dealing with juvenile delinquency and discuss what is referred to as the development of a juvenile status? Juvenile delinquency refers to a wide variety of violations ranging from minor offenses, communities and society have to deal with underage drinking accidents, vehicle theft, smoking, reckless driving, assault, vandalism, and prank calls. Some of the causes and conditions of delinquency are obvious: poverty, drugs, gangs, abuse and neglect. We are confronted by a society that is becoming more complex, more mobile and more dysfunctional. Such as, teen pregnancy, suicide, smoking and running away.
Juvenile Justice is the primary system used to handle youth who, in fact, is convicted of criminal offenses. These crimes juveniles commit each and every day are they innocuous or dangerous towards our society? Either way they are tried as adults. I´m stating the fact that when juveniles commit crime they should be treated differently from any other adult criminal.
In the United States, every year there are around 2,000 gang-related homicides and in the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, it explores the issues of gang violence, and teenagers in gangs. Around 40% of all members in gangs are teenagers, who are getting involved in some dangerous things very early in life. In the novel The Outsiders, the “Greasers” which is a gang of all teenagers, fight other gangs and commit serious crimes such as murder. We as a society need to pinpoint why teenagers join gangs and stop them beforehand. We also need to help people get out of gangs if they are already in one.
With gangs being a big deal in the communities, innocent lives are being taken any chance someone gets a hold of a weapon. Being a gang member at a young age usually, starts off by seeing their siblings being affiliated with gangs and doing violent crimes (basically someone they look up to). With
Gangs resemble families solutions. Jeremy shows that he is for teens and Dr. samenow is not for the teens that join gangs. Three types of gangs are street,motorcycles,and prison. Did you know that 33,000 of the us is in a gang. Sence gangs started
They must also share some form of identity. This can range from name of the gang to the symbols or colors of the game. They usually also have a geographical area or turf. And lastly but not least they have to have involvement in criminal activity as a central element of youth
In the newspaper article Youth Gangs Leading Cause of Delinquencies written by Gene Sherman for the Los Angeles Times, Sherman hits many hard facts regarding the relationship between the youth of the time and the local gangs. Overtime the largely popular Zoot Suits became a badge of delinquency, with more and more of our youth donning these new relaxed and mobile suits they where just assumed to belong to a gang even if they had no official gang ties. “Motives for gang warfare are ridiculous in adult eyes but sometimes lead to planned an bloody fighting” With little to no provocation a war could break out on the street. Just for looking at someone the “wrong” way could end with a knife in your gut.
I think the key aspect of viewing gangs and the young people they influence is keeping in mind how they are inducted into gangs and how they are contained in them. Now, I have never experienced this system personally. I've only seen into this world through media; which, as we know, can be wildly inaccurate and rarely provides the full story. But I think that's where the importance of Levitt's credibility comes into play.