RUTGERS INTRO Wk 3

RUTGERS INTRO Wk 3 - from the gang clients take place. 2....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
GANGS: SOCIAL DYNAMICS, POLICE RESPONSES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS Visions for Change Chapter 3 Gangs: Origin, Status, Community Responses, and Policy Implications
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
LATEST STATISTICS ON GANG MEMBERSHIP 34% African American 43% Hispanic American 12% Caucasions 6% Asians
Background image of page 2
THREE SIMILIARITIES THAT EXIST BETWEEN GANGS AND TERRORISM The inclination towards the use of violence to achieve political and economic gains. The possibility of links between street gangs and organized crime. Membership may be drawn from similar ranks.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
TWO SUCCESSFUL ALTERNATIVES TO SUCCESSFULLY REFORMING A YOUTH WHO HAS COME UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A GANG 1. Remove the individual from the gang and the social world it represents, or 2. Reform the gang.
Background image of page 4
THREE SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL GANG PROGRAMS 1. Gang members must participate in meaningful programs. Gang members need to train and hire former gang members as staff, utilize older gang members as consultants in developing new programs, and make sure input
Background image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: from the gang clients take place. 2. Emphasis needs to be on creating jobs and improving education, not rationalizing the criminal justice system. Diversion or other kinds of community based programs are welcome, but the emphasis needs to be elsewhere. While harsh sanctions should be meted out for serious and violent behavior, the criminal act should merit the punishment: the gange member should not be punished for who he is. 3. Research on gangs is necessary if we are to go beyond the law enforcement paradigm in understanding our policy. Why have gangs formed in some cities but not in others? How do we measure the influence of minority institutions and whether the influence is declining? What are the causes for the extreme variation rates of homicides among gangs? What role is prison playing in gang development in cities where gangs have emerged in the past ten years?...
View Full Document

Page1 / 5

RUTGERS INTRO Wk 3 - from the gang clients take place. 2....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online