Chapter 9_Peers and Delinquency_Juvenile Gangs and Groups

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Chapter 9: Peers and Delinquency: Juvenile Gangs and Groups 5 Basic Reasons why Youth join Gangs 1. Structure 2. Nurturing 3. Sense of-being 4. Economic Opportunity 5. Excitement a. Affluent, suburban youth 30,000 gangs in the U.S. as of 2008 with an estimated membership of 750,000 members Signs of Gang Activity in the Community Graffiti Shoes over wire VIDEO Los Angeles Gangs Crips Bloods Chicago Gangs Folk Nation o Black Gangster Disciples People Nation o Vice Lords Motorcycle Gangs 500 motorcycle gangs and only 1% of them are outlaws
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Blue Knights are made up of 7,000 police officers in 9 different countries Gangs are… Gangs have the 3 R’s o Reputation o Respect o Revenge In the community gangs get the power from their violent behavior In 2008 California passed a law that allowed cities to sue gang members for financial
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Unformatted text preview: damages gangs caused their cities Gangs Hierarchy o Hardcore members o Regular members o Wannabes aka Fringe members BGD colors are blue and black and represent from the right In some middle schools they do not allow students to roll up pant legs or wear bandannas Latin Kings are gold and black and represent from the left Skin Heads generally wear leather jackets and steel toed boots Asian gangs do not have colors but they can be violent and deadly Most dangerous gang in America is the MS-13 o A task force sparked by the FBI known as the Trans National Anti-Gang Initiative was formed in order to stop and control them...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course CRJU 3210 taught by Professor Sandrablount during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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