Unformatted text preview: II. Crime is clearly linked to low income (John, 2007) which in turn is used with the gang mapping tool to properly assess where gang crime is most prevalent (Block, 2000). III. Ethnicity plays somewhat of a role in gang membership, however that is because of economic class within ethnic groups. For example, Caucasians show the least amount of gang membership, however show the lowest rates of poverty (John, 2007). IV.Gang crime has a social impact on neighborhoods because certain crimes become more prevalent, and show trends that can be evaluated in neighborhoods with higher gang membership. This helps with determining levels of crime and also probably victimization of gang crime pertaining to neighborhoods with high levels of gangs (Peterson D., Taylor J., Esbensen, F., 2004)....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Gang, gang violence, Gang Membership