Chap6-StreetGangs - Chapter 6 Street Gangs: Local,...

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Chapter 6 Street Gangs: Local, Regional, & Super-Sized
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Street Gangs Many gangs are local, regional, & relatively unstructured Local gangs are small, tied to a specific Regional gangs are longer-lasting & expand beyond the immediate neighborhood. Super-sized gangs exist across cities, states, or countries
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Gang Denial A community not defining problems or activities as being gang related May lead to ineffective prevention of gang Politicians worry about causing undue fear among citizens Residents don’t believe that gang problems can happen in their small town
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Gang Denial Many smaller communities respond with ‘zero-tolerance’ policies Policies need the assistance of local citizens, schools, etc In large cities, gang denial isn’t an issue Biggest cities are the home base of the nation coalitions - those gangs with over 1,000 members, in multiple states, with high levels of criminal activity
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American Rural Youth Gangs
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