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MORAL PANICS COLORS: shows moral panics ARTICLES TIED TO GANGS, MEDIA, POLICIES REALITY OF GANGS
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HOW THE PUBLIC/MEDIA PORTRAY GANGS HISTORICAL ERAS 4 KEY PERIODS a) Late 19 th Century b) c) d) DEFINITIONS: WHETHER WE HAD TO HAVE LEADERSHIP, STRUCTURE, OR INVOLVEMENT IN CRIME WHERE WE CAN GET INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND PATTERNS OF GANG ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT OF GANGS (THROUGH-OUT HISTORY: WEST, NORTHEAST) WHAT SOLIDIFIES GANG COHESION
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ONE KEY DEFINITION a) EURO-GANG DEFINITION “A street gang is any durable, street-oriented youth group whose involvement in illegal activity is part of its group identity.” Key Components: Durability of the group for at least a few months Street orientation means time spent outside home, work, and school Youth means more adolescents than adults Illegal means criminal, not just bothersome Identity refers to the group, not the individual members b) SHORT’S DEFINITION c) TWO KEY CONCEPTS: DESCRIPTORS (provide addition context) AND
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