Essays Tagged: "gang members"

Gang Violence

Gangs are becoming a growing problem in American society. More young people are turning to gangs to ... society. More young people are turning to gangs to solve problems in there lives. When youths join gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Members fall behind their classma ... . Members fall behind their classmates in school and do not try. A study shows that less than 1% of gang bangers is literate1. Gangs destroy teenager lives and destroy their chances for a good educati ...

(4 pages) 277 1 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

How gangs are portrayed in the media

Gangs are portrayed on TV and in the movies as if they are totally evil, but in reality there are mo ... tally evil, but in reality there are more positive aspects that are not shown. The media only shows gangs involved with drugs and the violence, and as a result the media has scared many people into be ... d with drugs and the violence, and as a result the media has scared many people into believing that gangs will take over our cities if we do not stop them. The movie Colors and the TV show American Ju ...

(3 pages) 91 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Gang Activity

nd fifty percent (Strout, Brian 1996). This sharp increase is largely due to the rapid formation of gang activity throughout the United States (Strout, Brian, 1996). In today's larger cities, gang vio ... ). In today's larger cities, gang violence is a reality that people have to deal with every day. As gang related crimes increase, officials are trying to find out why people join and remain loyal to g ...

(6 pages) 265 0 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Until there's an answer (essay on gang violence)

Gang related incidents have been a chronic problem throughout the United States for severalyears now ... m throughout the United States for severalyears now. Los Angeles, perhaps the area most troubled by gang violence in the country, is once again inthe news. On September 17, 1995, 3-year-old Stephanie ... -oldJoseph Kuhen when the driver of the car taking them home made a wrong turn early Sunday morning.Gang members surrounded the vehicle, blocked the driver's escape and opened fire. Stephanie Kuhen wa ...

(2 pages) 110 0 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Gangs

Society would like to accept that children lost to gangs are from dysfunctional and uncaring homes. While in some cases this may be true, in many homes ... may be true, in many homes this is not the case. In Susan Horton's article 'Mothers, Sons, and The Gangs' she speaks of three different scenarios of gang members and their families. Although the fami ... families had different backgrounds, beliefs, and techniques they all shared in common sons who were gang members. They are mothers who care but have to face alone the battle of raising their sons in a ...

(9 pages) 140 0 2.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Streetgangs. A guide to community awareness

lp parents determine if their child is either at risk in becoming associated with or is involved in gang activity. Indicators of gang association outlined in this brochure may generally fit a variety ... nts observe more than one indicator, they should talk to their child about their concerns.WHAT IS A GANG?A gang is a group of three or more people who associate together, have a common identity and en ...

(5 pages) 173 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Anne Frank.

bootlegging. His sudden and immense wealth was acquired through illegal activities associated with gang members. Despite all the illicit crimes, he was a good man at heart. He provides the hopeful mo ...

(1 pages) 25 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Analysis essay of the film "Falling Down".

played by Michael Douglas, encounters and oriental man that owns a local mini mart and two Mexican gang members. The oriental man represents the subculture and the gang members represent the counterc ... strates the main characters current social role as a consumer. The next meeting is with the Mexican gang members who threaten him in the name of territory. They look and communicate differently not on ...

(3 pages) 171 3 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Hip Hop Vendetta.

aShots ring out in South Central Los Angeles. A man screams in horror. He has been shot in a heated gang war. This is everyday life for gang members. Gang members are used to cold-blooded murder and m ... d West Coast rap sales. Suddenly, as if out of nowhere came the peak of the West/East feud. Smaller gangs in cities took the example of the "big playaz" and followed what they said. Before, local gang ...

(4 pages) 55 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Gun Control.

g guns harder and harder, to get the general public is becoming increasingly defenseless due to the gang members and such will have guns anyway. My simple solution is that everyone should have a gun. ... this system but there are loopholes in every system and no matter what we do criminals, felons, and gang members will always have guns so why not let society protect itself.One advantage to everyone h ...

(2 pages) 79 4 3.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Subcultural theories of crime are no more relevant nowadays than they were 40 years ago. Discuss.

ounter-cultures and analyse their distinctive norms, values and beliefs. Since the earliest days of gang research, such as the classic study by Thrasher (1927) of 1,313 gangs in Chicago, scholars have ... rasher (1927) of 1,313 gangs in Chicago, scholars have noted the disproportionate contribution that gang members make to the level of crime in society. Their involvement in serious and violent delinqu ...

(10 pages) 256 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Essay on "Silent Joe" by T. Jefferson Parker, a Masterful Study in the creation of a Character

th hints about Joe's character. By the inciting incident - his adopted father, Will, is murdered by gang members and Joe vows revenge - we are fully hooked into the story. After spending 20 pages with ... e? How did he become so ugly? We still don't know.Outside, Joe and his father are hemmed in by five gang members wearing trenchcoats. Thinking quickly, Joe conceals the girl safely behind a wall. But ...

(13 pages) 30 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Understanding and Responding to Youth Gangs: A Juvenile Corrections Approach"

"Understanding and Responding to Youth Gangs: A Juvenile Corrections Approach"Youth gangs are very attractive to youths in the inner-cities ... orrections Approach"Youth gangs are very attractive to youths in the inner-cities of America. These gangs are usually very corrupt and violent. What many people do not realize is that these gangs are ... gs are having a large impact on not only the youth of America, but this country in general. A youth gang is a group of adolescents, primarily twelve to eighteen years old, whose members describe thems ...

(4 pages) 69 0 2.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Tupac

for African Americans.During her youth she dropped out of high school, partied with North Carolina gang members, then moved to Brooklyn: After an affair with one of Malcolm X's bodyguards, she became ... wo wrongful-death lawsuits, one involving a six-year-old boy who was killed after getting caught in gang-war crossfire between Shakur's gang and a rival group.In the late eighties, Shakur teamed up wi ...

(5 pages) 38 1 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Rap War the tale of 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.

ring out in South Central Los Angeles. A man screams in horror. This man has been shot in a heated gang war. This is everyday life for gang members. Gang members are used to cold blooded murder and m ... d West Coast rap sales. Suddenly, as if out of nowhere came the peak of the West/East feud. Smaller gangs in cities took the example of the "big playaz" and followed what they said. Before, local gang ...

(3 pages) 12 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Are gangs in America an example of symbolic interaction?

ymbolic interaction main concern is the relationship between individual action and group pressures. Gangs and symbolic interaction go hand and hand.A gang basically is a loosely organized group of peo ... sically is a loosely organized group of people who interact together with one another. The group or gang has a name, usually a leader or leaders, and may have developed identifying signs-- colors, clo ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Poetry, A mirror of it's time.

e lack of money, poor living conditions and high unemployment. People in these ghettos then turn to gangs as there only way to escape the poverty. A vast majority of gang members (in America) rap, rap ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

A big Misunderstanding

took us all into a small office individually and asked which one of us was the one who shot the two gang members a few blocks over from my friends house. The two gangs in our area were the Nomads and ... ere all released to our parents custody.They next day their was two other murders done by the other gang members in retaliation of their members being killed. This proved that we weren't involved whic ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Outsiders" by S. E. Hinton

ct their personality and future actions.The story is set in a small town in America.A young boy and gang member, called Ponyboy Curtis narrates it.He tells us about the bond between the gang members a ... Pony, I didn't mean to!"Darry lives in the east of town, it is a very poor and rough neighbourhood. Gangs are known to exist there i.e. Tom Shepherds gang. There is no brutality or fighting between th ...

(16 pages) 27 1 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Recommendations to stop gang involvement among teenagers

There is no way to stop gangs from influencing other people to join. But we can try to keep teenage gangs away from other te ... ome back or go to another school and continue doing illegal activities. Instead of being suspended, gang members should be sent to juvenile delinquency centers. At these juvenile delinquency center, g ... ency centers. At these juvenile delinquency center, gang members can learn about all the negativity gang affiliation can bring into no only their lives but also the lives of everyone around them.At th ...

(1 pages) 1407 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters