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Unformatted text preview: and having people to support you is something that they feel necessary to live and be able to make it on the streets. So really cohesion and identification are the most important things in a gang. Because without having such a cohesive relationship they couldnt do some of the things that they do. Like be able to commit crimes and not turn in their friends. They are almost closer than a family in some ways. In the respect that they spend almost every waking moment with one another and share what ever they have with the other members of the group. And for those in the group who have never had a real family is this all they know so they hold this group of people that much closer for that reason. So with this it should be easy to see how a gang is can be so cohesive and why identification is so important to its members....
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- Spring '08