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Gang crimes and culture

Gang crimes and culture

understanding gangs and trying gang-related cases

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Published by MCLE in [Boston, Mass.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gangs -- Massachusetts.,
  • Prosecution -- Massachusetts.,
  • Criminal procedure -- Massachusetts.,
  • Criminal_Law_and_Procedure

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael J. Callanan, chair ; Daniel J. Bennett ... [et al.].
    ContributionsCallanan, Michael J., Bennett, Daniel J., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKFM2968.R3 G36x 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 232 p. :
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18554444M
    LC Control Number2006920701

      Therefore, specific aspects of this culture contradict with the ordinary social norms. We will write a custom Essay on Social Theories of Crime in Explaining Gang Violence specifically for you! Get your first paper with 15% OFF. Learn More. Techniques of Neutralization. These gangs ranged in size from 5 to gang members; and their crimes included residential and business robberies, auto thefts, and burglaries. Rarely were they involved in drive-by shootings. The gang members varied in age from to years-old, and the older gang .

    How Gangs Took Over Prisons. Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.   The net result was Salvadorian migrants convicted of crimes were deported back to El Salvador, renewing the cycle of gang culture and undermining the .

    Mass Media Portrayals of Gangs and Gang Members Television, movies, radio, and music all have profound effects on youth development. Before youth have established their own value systems and are able to make moral judgments, the media promotes drugs, sex, and violence as an acceptable lifestyle.   In the aftermath of England’s ‘summer of violent disorder’ in , the British Prime Minister David Cameron was unequivocal in apportioning blame: ‘At the heart of all the violence sits the issue of the street gangs. Territorial, hierarchical and incredibly violent, they are mostly composed of young boys, mainly from dysfunctional homes’.


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For the more than a billion people who now live in urban slums, gangs are ubiquitous features of daily life. Though still most closely associated with American cities, gangs are an entrenched, worldwide phenomenon that play a significant role in a wide range of activities, from drug dealing to extortion to religious and political by: Gavin Knight is a journalist and author.

To research his book Hood Rat, he spent two years embedded with anti-gang police units in inner-city London, Manchester and Glasgow as well as with criminals, their families and their victims.

The book was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. This provocative book provides an insider's look into the subculture of two of the most notorious street gangs―the Crips and the Bloods. Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American Subculture traces the evolution of the two gangs, covering their origins in South Central Los Angeles to the organizations' current presence throughout the United Cited by: 2.

With this in mind, it seems especially fitting that the latest book in the series should be Gangs & Crime: Critical Alternatives by Alistair Fraser. The issue of gangs and crime has remarkable longevity, eliciting fear and excitement in the popular media, featuring in the rhetoric and Gang crimes and culture book of politicians, and being a central concern of.

Gangs & Crime: Critical Alternatives is a holistic text that offers rich blends of classical and contemporary perspectives on the phenomenon of gangs. The ‘go to’ textbook for those who have a vested interest in acquiring a comprehensive understanding of gangs, the cultures they inhabit and their criminal.

gang, group of people Gang crimes and culture book for a common purpose, often criminal. Gangs of criminals were long known on the American frontier and also flourished in urban settings.

Notorious were the outlaws led by Jesse James and his brother, the Sydney Ducks of San Francisco (active in the s), and the Hudson Dusters of turn-of-the-century New York City. Modern criminal gangs are largely urban and.

The culture of the gang is often a culture of violence. It is a culture of physical assaults, guns, knives, bats, and anything that one can use to protect him- or herself or gain advantage over another person or situation. Gang members are less inhibited about using violence than non-gang members and confer status upon winners of violent.

Gangs and youth violence 3 Key Insights Why gangs and youth violence. Over the course of the s and s an increasing interest in and concern about British gangs responded to a growth in their presence and increasing violence.

Then, in August youth violence File Size: 1MB. Perspectives on Gangs and Gang Violence. The stereotypical media image for youth gangs is only partially accurate. According to the Justice Department, a gang is a well defined group of youths between 10 and 22 years old.”. To be considered a “youth gang” a group must be involved in a pattern of criminal acts.

The criminal acts, especially acts of violence, serve to cement the group together. The Most Popular Website Dedicated to Books on Urban Culture. Welcome to Street Gangs Book Club, a centralized place to gain information on books that discuss urban culture, specifically gangs.

There are countless books on the topic of gangs, hip hop, prisons, and the ghetto, but has assembled this list for your reading pleasure. Page 5 of 18 Corrections: Gangs and Violence in Prisons tends to be less turnover of gang members in a prison gang than a street gang.

Both require absolute loyalty to one'gang, as well as complete secrecy of affiliation with the gang. Gang members often identify each other by tattoos of their particular gang Size: 46KB. The prison gangs and subculture literature concentrates on the causes and consequences of gang and subculture behaviors and processes in incarcerated settings, as well as the movement into and out of these settings.

A book that traced the history and importance of the Texas prison reform on the development of gangs. Specifically, this book. Gangs are neither just a big city or inner city problem, nor are they a problem of a particular race or culture.

Gangs cross all ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender, and geographic boundaries. They bring fear and violence to neighborhoods, traffic in drugs, destroy property, involve youth in crime. GANG VIOLENCE Introduction According to the Criminal Justice of Canada, gangs are defined as “an organized group who plan and carry out crime for profit, often using violence” (CJC, ).

Gangs promote their lifestyle to our youth by glorying their materialistic objects such as expensive cars, jewelry and brand named clothes. Part of the Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society book series (PSRCS) Abstract Despite being labeled ‘deviant’ and ‘criminal’ by members of the legal profession and general public, gangs have been a persistent part of American society for more than two hundred : Martín Sánchez-Jankowski.

But in Los Angeles that drop was notably more precipitous in gang areas, the magazine notes: 30 percent in Compton, 50 percent in Bell Gardens and 50 percent in El Monte. Gang-related homicides in Los Angeles have gone down percent over the past eight years, and gang-related crimes have seen a percent dip since   Gang violence has risen sharply, especially in large cities.

Youth gangs are becoming more violent and increasingly serve as a way for members to engage in illegal money-making activities, such as drug and firearms trafficking.

Ingang members were suspects or victims in about forty percent of all homicides in Los Angeles County. meet the challenges of crime and justice, in the area of gang membership and violence, particularly at the state and local levels. Research on Gangs and Gang Violence FY Eligibility.

In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreementsFile Size: KB. The bill aims to fight gang crime by adding an expansive definition of "gang crime" to the ever-growing list of federal crimes, as well as other new offenses such as the crime of gang recruitment.

Scott H. Decker is Foundation Professor of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. His most recent books include European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (edited with Frank Weerman, ), Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside (), and Criminology and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work (with.

A briefing published by Public Health England says women and girls involved with gangs are exposed to violence, and often coercion, at every level. A girl’s usefulness to a gang is not limited Author: Darcy Jimenez.Gang culture is different in Baltimore than in other cities where large and well-established gangs, like Bloods and Crips, dominate.

That’s according to Dante Barksdalem, outreach coordinator for the anti-violence organization Safe Streets Baltimore and author of the new book Growing Up Barksdale: A True Baltimore Story.

Rodriguez documented the lives of gang members, starting in South Central Los Angeles and eventually arriving in Boyle Heights, a majority Mexican .