A key matter of concern is the weight given to particular measures within the context of an overall strategy. While not mutually exclusive, the main message of criminological analysis of 5 Evidence into Action Topical Paper –Anti-gang strategies and interventions– April 2007 Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth youth crime and gang life is that comprehensive community-based approaches are preferable to narrowly focused coercive strategies. This is because gang issues ultimately reflect wider political, economic and social processes (generally relating to structural issues of racism, inequality, blocked opportunities, poverty, and oppressive regulatory practices) and, as such, can be curtailed, but not fully addressed, by reliance upon coercive measures. Another consideration is what young people themselves have to say about gangs and possible anti-gang strategies. It is notable in this regard that the young people in a 1999 Melbourne gang study (White et al., 1999) generally emphasised the need for pro-active and developmental strategies to
(Gray) When a crime has occurred its important to deal with it, to reduce the number of offences committed in society/ community. Fighting and solving crime involves a variety of support, the police force cannot do it on its own, and to prevent crime involves different agencies working together and local crime reduction initiatives. Initiatives find new innovative ways to especially reduce and prevent crime. Reducing crime and disorder in the community is a momentous obligation and frank aspect in every single public services and majority of community organisations; and it presents peace, protection and fairness to the community. As a research officer in crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership, my obligation is to scutiny the resources and physical in
What are the functions that gangs fulfill (the needs they meet)? Suppose you have been hired as an urban planner for the city of Los Angeles. How could you arrange to meet the needs that gangs fulfill in ways that minimize violence and encourage youth to follow mainstream norms? The police’s definition of a gang is a group of individuals, juvenile and/or adult, who associate on a continuous basis, form an allegianance for a common purpose, and are involved in delinquent or criminal activities. It allows the police departments to take proactive law enforcement action normally before the gang gets an organized structure.
This because such children who have records of crime develop to become uncontrollable gangs in the society. In this view, the government has dedicated a lot of resources to rehabilitative projects in order to reduce these numbers. In addition, a number of intervention measures have been engaged to help the society to control criminal delinquents. However, there is still much to be done. In this article, we shall evaluate the effectiveness of the measures that have been taken to control the children and adolescents who have a high risk of future offending.
PROS AND CONS OF JUVENILE GANGS Pros and Cons of Juvenile Gangs The two separate opinions in relation to juvenile gangs come from the perspective of those who experience the life style and simply those who see the negative effects of the juveniles who are subjected to such a life style. Although the proponents of the gang life style are very few and not well documented the inner social purpose of gang activity is based on as sense of survival that in the environment it is present provides social tools and associations that if not present would cause the gang members to be repeatedly victimized. The opponents of the gang life style would be those of the rest of the population. Even those who have not seen gang activities directly are repeatedly exposed to the worst stereotypical results of such a life style from popular media such as news and movies or through continued publicity of gangster rap or other “art” forms that originate from such cultures and now echo through popular culture straight to the attention and popularity of suburban juveniles that were before rarely subjected to that type of lifestyle, even to include violence, murder, and heavy substance abuse. The life style of a gangster can seen easily as one of a career criminal, and in many cases this is true; the question that has to be posed is simply why, why would a juvenile chose that life style, one that is surely going to end with tragedy, the death of many friends, family, and almost certain imprisonment.
Nevertheless, not always do people get influenced negatively into turning to gangs and making bad choices. Thinking about the gangster environment and about the people that have lived or live in such surroundings you may think that it’s not as bad as it looks or sounds like, but in most cases the people get dragged into situations that force them into joining gangs for protection; people have been impacted by the environment that they live in. They make their own choices, often leading them through several traumatizing events that might make them change. I believe that with a good education our youth will notice all the pointless violence and wasted futures that have been around; the more education one gets not only does it enrich the person who is devoting their life for education but it also enriches their families, communities, neighborhood’s future as well as it does for them. Environment has a lot to do with the choices that people make but thanks to knowledge people decide the path they want to take.
Daniel kongou April 6, 2012 Juvenile’s justice Juveniles Should Be Treated As Adult Professor RAMSEY Juvenile’s delinquency has become a major problem for law enforcement and for the community. Nowhere seems to be safe nowadays because kids want to act like adult and want to take control in any situation especially when it goes to their benefits. They want to have the power and the respect by becoming gang members. They commit criminal act in the community and are not afraid of the consequences. They do not have or take the time to learn about life and what is good for them.
The police officer who savagely killed Michael Brown was also involved in other police brutality incidents prior to this one. Friends and family have stated that sometimes it’s how a child is raised and how they view different races and cultures. This statement shows that racism and pre-consumed thoughts of people are not good when you’re an official of the law. Thinking like this has to stop; lifelong learning of race has to be evaluated at the hiring process. Knowing who you have patrolling the streets and protecting the public is very important.
Specific deterrence method focuses on the fact that if an individual is punished strongly for one crime, then they will not commit this crime again out of fear of punishment. With this method offenders find themselves going to secure, strict, even unsanitary facilities that drive them away from wanting to commit crimes later. In addition the experiences juveniles are subjected to while incarcerated are supposed to outweigh any benefits delinquent behavior will bring. An example would be having set mandatory sentences for certain crimes, that lets youths know that if they commit the crime then they will be incarcerated. Situational crime prevention stops juveniles by not enforcing strict laws that require harsh punishment, but rather by simply educating society
The high likelihood of detection by the police, and the deterrent effects of punishment have been seen as forms of crime prevention. But the traditional criminal justice agencies have prevention as a sort of side effect or unintended consequence of their main aim of detection and punishment. And they are, as we have seen in previous lectures, not that efficient. Specific measures aimed at preventing crime have always been around in an everyday sense. Families, schools and communities disapprove of crime and this acts as a form of 'informal social control' People lock their doors and windows against burglars, and perhaps avoid badly lit areas, or certain parts of town, with the intention of reducing the likelihood of victimisation.