Small Gangs Research Paper

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Smaller gangs, usually made up of youngsters, are also normally swallowed up by larger, more prominent gangs who then use the youngsters to commit the crimes for them. This is evident in the number of youngsters being arrested for murder and possession of illegal firearms. It must also be noted that there are females in gangs as well. Girls on drugs, or those prostituting for gangs sometimes class themselves as gang members. They may form their own gang, which is regarded as an “affiliate” of the main, male-dominated gang. Females never attain any status of importance within any of the large gangs. They are usually used by gang leaders to do jobs men would otherwise find more difficult, like smuggling drugs or coercing prostitutes into the

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