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Yo Gonna Get Tapped G-Dog! Or Gang Violence in the Adolescent Population
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Definition National Alliance of Gang Investigators in 2000 recommended that all state and federal bodies define a gang as: A group of three or more persons who have a common identifying sign, symbol or name who individually or collectively engage in criminal activity which creates an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. This includes juvenile acts that, if committed by an adult, would be considered a crime.
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Epidemiology US Department of Justice for 1999 More than 26,000 gangs active in the US. Down 9% from 1998 Number of gangs in Rural areas decreased 23% Number of gangs in Suburban decreased 11% Number of gangs in Small Cities decreased 19% Number of gangs in Large Cities increased 1%
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Epidemiology cont US Department of Justice for 1999 More than 840,500 active gang members in US. Increase 8% from 1998. Gang members in Rural areas decreased 29% Gang members in Suburbia increased 27% Gang members in Small Cities increased 2% Gang members in Large Cities increased 4%
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Who Are They? Ages 15-17 comprise 26% 18-24 comprise 50% Ethnicity 47% Hispanic 31% African-American 13% Caucasian 7% Asian 2% Other ( ie Nerds, Hottentots, Canadians)
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Social Class
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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