Knowing about these benefits will make it easier for everyone to be able assist

Knowing about these benefits will make it easier for

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a gang. Knowing about these benefits will make it easier for everyone to be able assist in the downfall of the gang population (Decker, 2002). As one can see, it may never be possible that gangs and gang violence will be stopped completely. With help from the communities in every city and town it is possible to stop and decrease the excessive number of gang members and gang-related crimes. We need to remember
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35 that there are many possible ways to help decrease the population size of gangs in America (Decker, 2002). Some different alternatives to being in a gang are alternatives in the school and community, educational programs for parents and children, and arresting some hard-core gang members and leaders (Decker, 2002). It is necessary for the safety of the future American citizens to start the process of controlling and containing gangs now. Without helping stop gang membership, America will become more violent and dangerous for innocent people. This is why more action from the community needs to be taken to help with the growing gang-related crimes in America.
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