Gang Violence

The impact of gangs and gang member peer pressure is a complicated issue that affects all communities. In this assignment, you will examine the history and complex nature of gang violence in society.

Tasks:

Prepare a 4- to 6-page report that includes a discussion on the types of gang violence, specific examples of gang violence, possible explanations for the growth of gang violence, the impact of gang violence on surrounding businesses and communities, and society’s reactions. Select a gang from the list given below and use specific examples about that gang to support your report.

  1. Aryan Brotherhood
  2. Asian Boyz
  3. Bandidos
  4. Crips
  5. MS-13

Include the following in your report:

    • Define gang violence and summarize the historical developments of gang formation and membership. How have definitions of gangs and gang membership changed?

Note: You may click the link http://www.ojjdp.gov/jjbulletin/9808/history.html for information on the history of youth gangs.

  • Provide examples of three different types of gang violence.
  • Explain how the threat of gang violence impacts the surrounding businesses and communities.
  • Describe gang migration and immigration.
    • How do gangs expand their power?
    • How do they grow in membership?
    • How does a street gang designate territory?

Submission Details:

  • Support your responses with examples.
  • Cite all the sources in APA format.
 
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