Gang Violence

Gangs are becoming a growing problem in American society. More young people are turning to gangs to solve problems in there lives. When youths join gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Members fall behind their classmates in school and do not try. A study shows that less than 1% of gang […]

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The Monkeywrench Gang

Edward Abbey uses The Monkey Wrench Gang as a comic episode to highlight a serious message that the American wilderness needs protection from the commercial enterprise that is impacting negatively on it. However, he uses this comic extravaganza. George Hayduke, the centre of the story is a Vietnam veteran and an ex-Green Beret who returns […]

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Street Gangs

This essay will discuss the response to street gangs within the United States of America. I will define a ‘street gang’; how street gangs are formed, and what they consist of. This essay will discuss theories such as; Cohen’s (1955) Strain Theory and Differential Opportunity. Finally, l will attempt to assess the responses of prevention, […]

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Motorcycle Gang Violence

Gang related violence in the United States has been a plague for the last several decades. The serious crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, extortion, assaults, and kidnapping can all be attributed to organized gangs. Of all the established and recognized gangs in this country, motorcycle gangs are among the most vicious and virulent group […]

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Timeline of Gangs in America

Gangs started out as a way for people who were socially distinct to come together as a unit; most consisted of people who were of the same ethnic background, unfortunately crime was a way for these groups of people to even the odds. One of the first gangs recorded was in 1820 in New York […]

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Street gangs in the United States

Street gangs in the United States enjoy a long and flamboyant history. From early in the 1800’s until the turn of the century street gangs proliferated, especially in New York City. The widely acclaimed film, “Gangs of New York”, starring Leonardo Di Caprio was a reasonably accurate portrayal of gang life and gang warfare in […]

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Street Gangs in California

A group of people united together in the pursuit for social and criminal reasons. In most cases, gangs are comprised by adolescents and / or children. There are some gangs who only have adults as members. Male membership comprises the majority of gangs in existence (World Book Encyclopedia Volume 8 p. 26). It is predominantly […]

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Stanley Tookie Williams

Stanley Tookie Williams was more than just a “GangBanger”; he was a man of honor and sought fourth to take care of his community regardless of the mistakes he has made. The Cultural Deviance Theory would define Stanley because of his upbringing. Bring brought up in Southern California was rough back in the 70s. There […]

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Gang violence

Gang violence is a social issue that even the political leaders of today try to turn away from, many have tried to say that gang violence is nothing but just thugs harming their own thugs or that it is a cultural issue that is inevitable in a country were every culture meets and turf wars […]

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Transnational Gangs

Organized crime is not bound by national borders or vast oceans. Worldwide, groups of criminals bind together and terrorize each other and the people of their nations. Though many countries worldwide struggle with organized crime independently, organized crime is an international dilemma. The people of these states often see organized crime cross over from one […]

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Organized Crime Group Analysis

In this paper it was asked of us as a team to give an in-depth historical analysis of an organized crime group. With this class being about organized crime one would think to write about mobsters, but we decided to think outside the box. Even though when thinking of organized crime the first thought is […]

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Nicky Cruz

Ex-gangster, Nicky Cruz had a hard time as a teenagers as his parents would abuse him and called him the ‘Son Of Satan’ when in reality he practised what the ‘Son Of God’ asked us on Earth to do. From the age of 15, he moved out of his family home in Puerto Rico and […]

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