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.
Rikseim and Cherman make a note about police officers and state "arrest is the only area of police behavior that has generated a substantial number of findings on the influence of community-level variables"("Police: police officer," 1997). In poverty stricken areas with minorities teenagers are more likely to join gangs. In places such as Compton with a more African American community there is an increased amount of crime activity and gang violence hence a much more substantial amount of patrolling done by police officers. Other cultural differences can be found through out other “rough” areas in places Chinatown have gangs like “Black Dragon”. In Harlem, an increased amount of crime activity occurs due to the involvement of gangs such as “Bloods” and “Crips”.
The word gang is connoted like this because throughout history itself, many groups of people came together to form, the KKK, The Nazis, Yakuza, Mafia, etc. Through these groups or gangs, all the members and the mindset of the gang was towards bad intentions from killing due to racial discrimination to world domination. The word gang is used instead of other words like group because a gang is not just a regular group of people but a group of people that are out for malicious reasons. The word club on the other hand has more of a positive connotation. When you think of the word group you think of a group of ordinary people that come together on a beneficial basis for example like afterschool clubs.
THE CONTRIBUTION OF GANG MEMBERSHIP TO DELINQUENCY BEYOND DELINQUENT FRIENDS* SARA R. BATTIN KARL G. HILL ROBERT D. ABBOTT RICHARD F. CATALANO J. DAVID HAWKINS University of Washington Both being involved in a gang and having friends who are delinquent have been shown to contribute to an individual's own delinquency. However, the unique contribution of gang membership to delinquency, above and beyond having delinquent peers, has not been well studied. Increased delinquency among gang members may not be due to gang membership per se, but to the members' association with delinquent peers. Using data from the Seattle Social Development Project, this research compared involvement in delinquency for gang members, nongahg youths with delinquent
Due to this, the number of pharmacists in the state of New York more than tripled during the Prohibition era. For people unable to get a hold of medicinal whiskey and such, there were illegal ways to drink during Prohibition. Organized crime began to flourish in large cities where crime bosses, such as Al Capone, had noticed the incredibly high demand for alcohol and the extremely limited access for the average citizen. This presented lucrative opportunities for gangsters to take over the import, manufacture, and distribution of liquor. Al Capone, and many other criminal groups during this time, were able to build their criminal empires mainly on profits from illegal
Philadelphia and Homicide Over the years Philadelphia has become one of the most violent cities in the US. It was listed in the top ten murders cities in America and seventy percent of these crimes were committed by African American males between the ages of eighteen to forty. In Eric Schneider’s, article Homicide in the Hood, he believes that most of these homicides are due to the low employment opportunities in the urban areas. I agree with his argument. This plays a major factor in the homicide rate in Philadelphia, although it’s not the only factor.
Drug sentencing is unfair to minorities in many different ways. More than 1 in 4 blacks and Hispanics, compared to 1 in 7 whites, were in jail for drug charges. (Profit of jail inmate 1996) In 1986 the average federal drug sentence for African American was 11% higher than whites, 4 years later it was 49% higher. People of color are typically sentenced to longer jail and prison terms than white counterparts convicted of the same offenses. Ronald Reagan pushed the war on drugs to take the drugs off the street.
Some public opinion on gun control stems from the idea that all guns are evil and serves no other purpose than violence, and the increased violence in the media causes the public to believe certain things (Volokh). In a news caption titled: "Handguns Are Used in Most U.S. Assaults and Robberies," the BBC news reported, "Handguns are used in two-thirds of robberies and assaults...according to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigations." Yet, according to the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey (2005 data), handguns are used in 5.4 percent of U.S. assaults and 26.3 percent of robberies (Volokh). This misinformation is seen again in the L.A. Times, which reported that "[D.C. Officials] argue handguns are involved in most violent crime."
According to a study for the U.S. Department of Justice, “aliens arrested under Operation Community Shield collectively represent a significant menace to the public. The vast majority (80 percent) have committed serious crimes in addition to immigration violations, and a large number (40 percent) have violent criminal histories” (Feere, Vaughan 1). Luo Dobbs a journalist for CNN reported in 2004, that many illegal aliens are no longer held in jails to await deportation or processing. Rather they are simply handed a notice to appear in court and released back into society. Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with Department of Homeland Security, “admits that nearly half a million people have been arrested and released, and have failed to show up for court” (Dobbs np).
Juvenile Participation in Gangs Often times, when driving through bad parts of towns or major cities, without even noticing, gangs can be found. Many times gangs are not always wearing matching shirts or outfits, or all the same race, but can really just be a group of kids who have nothing better to do. What drives juveniles into joining gangs and what can be done to prevent more gangs from forming? Many times kids join gangs because they have been neglected by their parents or other family members, and because their so called “friends” are doing it and many other reasons. There are so many reasons as to which juveniles can talk themselves into joining gangs.