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.
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.
Engl 101 July 1, 2012 THE CURES AND CAUSES OF AMERICAN GANGS Gangs are a violent reality in today's cities. Why do they exist? What makes children feel that being in a gang is a desirable, acceptable, and prestigious way to live? The long-range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but the short term answers are much easier to find. Superficially, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal desires and peer pressure.
It is argued in this paper that gang membership is a logical response by young individuals to socio-economic factors beyond their control. It will also be discussed here that any reasonable answer to deter individuals from joining gangs must begin with the cooperation of schools, institutions and law enforcement agencies, and that the growing problem of gang membership is a societal one, and one that doesn’t merely involve gang members themselves. For the purposes of this paper, it is important to understand exactly what is considered a gang. Gangs are broadly defined as loose organizations of people who work together for anti-social, financial, and criminal efforts. In most cases, gangs are conducted by an individual leader or cabal of leadership.
You also will have highway patrol or state troopers and even state police. The local police departments will be organized to only work within a certain jurisdiction in the city while sheriff departments will work in the county. Both of these agencies will work together because the sheriff’s department has the jails to house people convicted of small crimes or awaiting prison and trail. Federal agencies have their own jurisdictions which all depend on the agency. State police have jurisdiction over anywhere in the state but still work within the states agency’s when arresting a suspected criminal unless they broke federal crimes then the case will go to the federal courts.
Police departments spend time and money in forming programs and groups to assist in these types of problems. Therefore, community –policing is an initiative that police departments focus on to find solutions to problems in communities such as crime. The Denton Police Department in TX, created an initiative called CamStat Service Delivery, which was created by Charles Wiley, Chief of police, and Timothy smith, assistance to the chief of information Technology. The Denton Police Deportment created CamStat based on the same CamStat model in New York City, which cameras are put in Times Square because of complaints of noise, graffiti, litter, broken windows, peep shows, and abandoned properties. This initiative by the New York Police began to reduce those crimes and more serious crime.
We will explore if juvenile gangs are an inevitable symptom of poverty or if they occur on their own. (Goldstein, 1994) Table of Contents Introduction 4 Trends 4 Applications 6 Predictions 6 Conclusions 7 References 9 Introduction What are gangs? Many experts have tried to define exactly what gangs are, from disgruntled childhood play groups to self-defined juvenile criminal enterprises. Until the mid-1970s, gangs were created from groups of associated children gathering together to protect their neighborhood, which has become less so with the juvenile gangs. This led Miller (1974) to create a definition of gang that listed the following as defining at tributes: (a) structured organization, (b) identifiable leadership, (c) territorial identification, (d) continuous association, (e) specific purpose, and (f) illegal behavior.
Situations such as this are what affects the teenage perspective of the police force. Teenagers and young adults are becoming more and more frequently involved in encounters with the police. The incident in London, Ontario is what causes many young individuals to fear law enforcement, yet police insist that they need to monitor teenagers more closely due to the brutal nature of some crimes committed by teens. In most cases, teenagers and young adults are more likely to conduct a crime then seniors or kids. Most of these crimes consist of robbery or even homicide, and are conducted mostly by a male.
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
So, crimes seem to help them diversify their lives and, by-turn, feel themselves different from their peers. Secondly, by committing crimes young people have a chance to express their cynic attitude towards those with authority. Moreover, crime attracts children and youth by easy opportunities to get money, which is often associated with popularity in peer groups. General yearning for becoming more popular among peers is a powerful trigger for becoming involved into youth crime. When we consider social factors, which underlie youth delinquency, it is hard to underestimate the sense of belonging, which young people experience, being involved in gangs.