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Gang Programs: Understanding Gang Growth and Membership Characteristics Term Paper


Gang Growth and Membership, Characteristics of Gang Members, Gang Programs

Current Status, Historical Growth, and Projected Trends of Gangs

Current Research on Gang Formation and its Implications

Identification and Classification of Types of Gangs and their Influence

Street Gangs

Prison Gangs

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Juvenile Gangs

Hispanic Gangs

Asian gangs

Internationally Gangs

Assessment of Programs Policies to Respond to Gang Activities

Primary Prevention Program

Secondary prevention

Tertiary Prevention Program

Synthesizing Relevant Issues in Gang Formation and Recommendations




Fundamental objective of this project is to explore the gang growth and membership, characteristics of gang members, and gang programs. The research explores the history of gangs, gang classifications and various programs used to address…. [read more]

Klein and Maxson on Gang Reduction Research Paper

… Klein and Maxson demonstrate that the selection model -- in which gangs actively recruit youth who are already heavily involved in or predisposed to criminality -- is at best only partially true. Yet this notion had taken hold in law enforcement previously, and of course to act in accordance with the belief that this model is the most accurate one (when it is not) or to base a program's structure around this belief will ultimately result in a failed program, since it misdiagnoses precisely how gang membership facilitates and enhances criminality, and is more likely to view deterrent incarceration as the best solution for those who are already gang members: if law enforcement believes that gang membership is predicated upon an already high rate of…. [read more]

Criminal Justice -- Analyzing Approaches Chapter

… With the goal of providing people in all Los Angeles communities with the "safety, opportunity and health they need to thrive" (Advancement Project, 2013), Advancement Project intends to treat the City's "gang epidemic" by abandoning an "us vs. them" mentality and treating all residents of Los Angeles -- including gang members -- as community members who deserve an equal chance for "upward mobility" (Advancement Project, 2013). By breaking the cycle of inequality and hopelessness that may drive young people to gangs, Advancement Project strongly believes that one of the benefits will be a dramatic reduction in gang violence.

Though Los Angeles must face enormous gang problems due to the size of its population, the prevalence of gangs and the many inequalities that have existed in…. [read more]

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