In this situation, social structure is the most logical explanation for the behavior of the inmates and the remaining criminal behavior. It is believed many of the individuals had hard struggles before entering the prison, hence the need to rely on gang interactions. The Pelican Bay State Prison was an environment to prove yourself to other gang members and represent the gang. You had to acquire strength, determination, and overall a violent nature. Many fights broke out in that prison, and most prisoners left with more strength and potential to continue in gang violence upon release from the prison.
An example of defiant individualism are gangs that are capable of producing benefits for their members and other people in society, they as well work in their rank, and regulating leadership. He also goes on explaining gangs in times of immigration and how these communities have developed in the Unites States. Some of the gangs that are brought from other countries are like Chinese and Vietnamese which they have a long history of gangs in their own societies prior to immigration. These gangs are involved in drug trafficking and gambling. The article continues on by trying to see what gangs are involved with and their progression of consuming or selling drugs and to sharpen their power to not only the society but to their competitors against the other gangs.
It allows the police departments to take proactive law enforcement action normally before the gang gets an organized structure. The gang can or may range from a loose knit group of individuals who hang around together and commit crimes together, to a formal organization with a leader or ruling council, gang colors, gang identifiers could be such as tattoos, and a gang name. In the textbook on page 145, “Islands in the Street: Urban Gangs in the United States, it says that the functions that gangs fulfill or motives for joining a gang is to possible to escape a broken home, but many members that join still interact with their families. So that must not be the only reason in some cases of why people join gangs. It also say its because of money, drugs, woman, to commit a crime, and for protection because its better than the police.
Soldiers have a strong sense of commitment to their set and are extremely dangerous because of their willingness to use violence both to obtain the respect of gang members and to respond to any person who “disrespects” the set. “Associates” are not full members, but they identify with the gang and take part in various criminal activities. To the extent that women belong to the gang, they are usually associate members and tend to be used by their male counterparts to carry weapons, hold drugs, or prostitute themselves to make money for their
Gang violence is pretty much defined as the rivalry between different groups of people. Before I started researching gang violence I knew that there are gangs everywhere and almost all of them are very violent. When your in a gang it’s pretty much your family. You have to do anything for them. I also knew that gangs appeal to young people because there’s a lot of power that you get.
Well it has alot to do, peer perssure is a big role in gangs and gangs go along with graffiti. In an article I found in the internet "Neighborhood da unit " It showen me some problems graffiti has done to some neighborhoods and how they are trying to slove it. A few problems that I have read about were that more and more juvenlies are getting peered into doin graffiti in there neighborhood and the government has to deal with it. How the kids are doin their graffiti at night time and they are making the people that live in the neighborhood un safe.How graffiti went from an artwork to a crime,the places the juvenlies are graffiting on is getting wroser and worser. The solution the goverment has thought about was putting a time limite so the kids wont go out and the the goverment is goin to waste $3000,00.00 is just cleaning up in all the mess and they are goin to built a place where they can graffiti away.
So that must not be the only reason in some case of why people join gangs. It may also say it’s because of money, drugs, woman to commit a crime, and for protection because it’s better than police. However teenagers are intrigued by the lifestyle of the gangsters and are most likely drawn to them like magnets, they will hang with them to try to prove themselves, and once they have proven themselves then they will be initiated. The initiation can be very brutal because some gangs will set a time limit of ten minutes in which time the inductee will be beat on by a set number of members, they are allowed to kick and punch. Some gangs rules where are allowed to hit the victim anywhere on the body, while others don’t allow blows to the heads because its easier to hide.
The Mafia appeals to all members of society making it trans class dimensional. This happens because the Mafia appeals to those at the bottom of society and offers them more opportunities in the illegal realm than they could have in the legal world. Both groups sought to bind themselves with politicians and influential members of the state through coercion, bribery and other illegal means such as exchanging votes for public resources and exemption of prosecution. Ironically, the financial and commercial world welcomes the Mafia due to the fact that they launder great amounts of illegal funds by investing them in legal activities. Some rituals practiced by both the Sicilian Mafia and American Mafia are the
WP2 Synthesis 7/6/2012 Gangs Gangs in the world today have been a major issue to all governments. Gangs will continue to be a problem in our world today because of an informal market, poverty and the youth today. Danny Malec wrote a review on Transforming Latino Gang Violence in the United States. In this article he believes and understands that due to the United States having an informal market, seduces the youth today by replacing family role models with gang members. Grossman agrees with Malec’s views, while taking a media strong stand point on this issue.
Hello, today we will be conducting an operation on gangs, raids and arrests of gang members. I am aware that some of you have heard of the Gangs. In the operations of the federal investigation of gangs, details and information are gathered for the trial of the defendant’s. The members of gangs are very dangerous, so the agents are to classify and treat them as armed and dangerous, and use the legal precautions to protect themselves. The precautions that these agents have to take are for their protection, so that they won’t be in harm’s way.