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Chap5-GangStructure - Chapter5 GangStructureandProcess

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    Chapter 5 Gang Structure and Process
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    The Organizational Structure Organizational structures of gangs have  varied over time, from city to city, and even  within cities Vice Lords - highly organized, with an  administrative “board” and printed  membership cards. “Near Groups” - which barely have a  structure, certainly not one that allows the  group to meet the needs of an organized  group.
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    Gang Leaders Generally a long-time member who has  climbed the ranks and is looked up to. Charismatic leaders Rule by the dynamics of personality Militaristic leaders Gives orders to a next in command Turf protection has been the most common  reasons gangs form in an area, but this has  been changing
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    Organizational Parallels  Reasons members join
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