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.
The youth gang homicides have increased since 1980 dramatically. This is mainly due to a series of escalating confrontations between or inside gangs as well as access to and use of firearms. The disagreements usually involve a gang member recruitment, impulsive and emotional defense of one’s identity as a gang member, turf protection and expansion, defending the honor of the gang, drug wars, and trivial events of a confrontational nature. The gangs will go back and forth egging each other until someone is killed creating a loop in which one killing justifies another. Female gang and crime involvement are also increasing.
Female gangsters were assumed to be just “sex toys,” “objects” or “tomboys” to the male gangs members, an assumption that has carried over to contemporary stereotypes of female gangsters whether these stereotypes of female gang members as “tomboys and sex toys” are accurate it is difficult to confirm because often these stereotypes do not come from reliable sources.” “Females join will join a gang for the same reason males join gangs, economic considerations, protection, lack of a stable family background, and respect. Female gangsters engage in the same types of criminal and noncriminal activities as boys. They can be very violent as well. According to Huizinga (1997), female gang members account for more violent crimes than do nongang boys” according Delaney (2006,
How do you identify gangs and gang members? Where do we find street gangs? Webster's Dictionary defines a gang as: ; A group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; for example, a band of antisocial adolescents or, ; A group of persons having informal and close relations. This definition obviously does not fit the definition needed to describe a street gang. Odds are that most of you have criminal street gangs in your urban or rural community, your schools, and your work places.
* Mafias take the oath of omerta, which bound them never to apply for justice to legally constituted bodies or to assist in the detection of crime. * Each band consisted only of their hometown members, even Sicilians of another community weren’t trusted. * People got involved for themselves or the good of the oppressed. * Italians were blamed for the actions of a mafia. * Famous Criminals would move Italians into a system of organized crime.
These main gangs are known for a reputation of murder and assault of fellow inmates, many times with their targets being outside prison walls. Throughout this term paper I will discuss the views, and culture, of a select number of gangs that have proved to influence the general prison atmosphere which they inhabit. I will discuss the developing stages and what motivates the driving forces of each individual group. From inside the prison walls to the city streets, prison gangs have a wide network of influence. Recruitment is a continually evolving system that targets youth in many cases, with a focused message catering to their insecurities.
According to data from the United States and other industrialized countries, property and violent crime rise rapidly in the teenage years to a peak at about ages 16 and 18, respectively, with a decline thereafter until old age (Hirschi & Gottfredson 1983, Farrington 1986, Flanagan & Maguire 1990)”. Many people are likely to be the victim of a crime at some time in their life for example: car theft, electronic thefts or serious cases, a rape or murder. Many people who do not become victims and the people who do will be the criminals of crime. Crime seems to commonly be motivated by drug use and the need to purchase illegal drugs. At the same time, the increase of adults including many young people, are most likely get involved in regular drug use.
They track four major offenses in its Violent Crime Index, which are, murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault (Snyder 2001). Juvenile courts and rehabilitation centers are some of the few places that have an obligation to helping children. In today’s society there are many youths male and females who are committing criminal acts, many of whom are minorities. Many of this youth have engaged in some form of illegal activity by the time they reach their 18th birthday,” Puzzanchera (2008). The youths who commit these crimes are often victims of drug/alcohol addiction, abuse, neglect or poverty.
Although today they are more organized, they are still very violent and will do in some cases whatever it takes to maintain their freedom and get the job done (Lyman, M. D., & Potter, G. W., 2007). My perception of organized criminals in comparison are similar for the simple fact that most groups these days do however choose to form rival mobs, or gangs if you will just to conduct their criminal activities under the radar. They use the creation of a business or gathering of an organization which is thought to perform legal operations while secretly conducting illegal operations. Some of these illegal operations may involve the transactions of drugs, money, or even
For example crimes like low level drug users, prostitution, shoplifters, burglary, and drug trafficking. Also there are many differences between types of crime committed and the type of offense they commit. These differences include age, race, gender, geographical, and socioeconomic status. There are many differences, but others believe that some nonviolent offenders pleaded out on nonviolent charges but previously did a violent crime at the time when they were arrested or in previous arrests. Non violent offenders today are taking up most populations in the U.S prisons today.