Recruitment is a continually evolving system that targets youth in many cases, with a focused message catering to their insecurities. Prison gangs have a surprisingly complex political system of hierarchy. Meticulous ways of communication are developed and spread throughout the various groups. From banging against the bars in specific patterns to micro writing on paper that is hidden in body cavities, communication is a vital part of how a prison gang functions. Gangs function with the methodology of creating strategic allies that will help them further their own destructive agendas.
Dismantling Gangs Throughout time, gangs and gang culture have been a distinct force within communities and social ladders worldwide. The government has implemented many ideas and put them forth to work against the gangs, but gangs continue to add to their numbers due to traditional recruiting processes. Gangs make up a significant portion of the United States subcultures in the inner cities and suburbs alike. The only way to combat them is to stick to some sort of effective deterrent against these men and women, which has unfortunately, yet to be found. The politicians and law enforcement agencies need to remember that the gangs must be targeted and attacked as a whole, and not to single out a certain individual within the group.
Assumptions The assumption is that youth join gangs to feel involved and have a support system which they do not have within their homes. According to the lecture, “Gangs allow for feelings of acceptance and gangs can provide structure and purpose” (lecture, 1/24/12). Other assumptions are that youth join gangs for protection from bullies or from other gangs, as well as for respect. Limitations The limitations for my point of view when examining the issue, is mainly the fact that I have never personally had prior experiences with gangs or have known anybody that has had experience with gangs. The most experience that I have had when it comes to looking at the issue of
The extent of gangs/drugs A proliferation in gangs will also mean a growth in drug and violence in our community’s and threatening society in general. There are more than 731,000 active gang members in the United States, most of which are active with drug distribution. Gangs will and have shown themselves notorious and without regard to society and family. Street gangs employ violence to control drug activities and even targeting local businesses with extortion. Violence ensures that members adhere to the gang’s code of conduct.
In nearly every case of gang allegiance, the individual seeks gang membership because he is unable to find these rewards elsewhere. Additionally, there are a variety of cultural factors contributing to gang membership, both within individual communities and society in general. The failure of the police force and judicial system to adequately deter drug trafficking is a primary reason that gangs exist. Poverty, unemployment, fatherless households, and the insidious breakdown of the family structure are all contributing factors to the proliferation of gangs. It is argued in this paper that gang membership is a logical response by young individuals to socio-economic factors beyond their control.
A sociologist by the name of Walter Miller did a study where he interviewed law enforcement personnel and social service professionals who dealt with youth gangs. He found that many of the officers’s agreed that most youth gang members came from broken homes and joined gangs in order to be accepted and be a part of a family. Many youth are fascinated with gang life because it allows them to make their own decisions and make their own rules. They no longer have any regard for authority and develop into “deviant” criminals. Gangs use objects, symbols, or tattoos to signify the importance of their association.
Gang violence is a major issue in the world today B. It is agreed by everyone that innocent lives get taken due to the violence and terror C. My intensions are not just to stop the violence but also make the world a safer place to live in. II. There are many social problems with gangs in our society. A.
Superficially, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal desires and peer pressure. Effectively ending gang violence means we must influence how individuals determine the difference between what is right and wrong. Observing how people are influenced in society, there is strong evidence pointing to several institutions. These institutions include the media, the government, entertainment, drugs and our economic system. Gangs are one of the results of poverty, discrimination and urban deterioration.
All day long, you could see these recruits hanging around on the street corners and sitting on the steps of vacant properties. Although, the police came and ordered them to move on, they just found another vacant property to gather. After each of the gang groups reached their recruitment goals, the initiation began. Each recruit had to take a terrible beating in order to get into the gang and then, ordered to commit some type of crime. Soon after, the turf war began.
Personal Perception of Organized Crime Naylia Nunn CJA 384 November 21, 2011 Personal Perception of Organized Crime Organized crime is common is society today. There are many types of organized crime. The people who participate in organized crime are from all types of backgrounds and make various excuses for what he or she does. Organized crime is a part of life for some individuals. I would describe organized crime as groups of people taking the time to commit criminal activity without being caught by law enforcement officers.