Understanding the psychology of gang violence.
Gangs are a very horrible path and should definitely be avoided because if you don’t avoid them and live the gang life you are very likely to end up in prison or dead. I believe that for gangs to be stopped or at least reduced in numbers the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) needs to make stricter laws on gang related crimes, especially homicides.
Essay Prison Gangs And The Street Gang. It is evident, that prison gangs are tied to the street gang. And there are also some examples about the gang operated from the prisons (Gang Disciples), which explain the strong influence of the prison gangs on their little brother street gangs.
Prison gangs are currently rife in South African correctional centres. Correctional officers and fellow offenders are frequently attacked by gang members, facilities are damaged and inmates are injured or killed in fights or during fires in correctional centres. Severe gang violence.
The recent Juvenile Justice bulletin (PDF, 24 Pages), published by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs (OJJDP), presents a compilation of current research on gangs, including data on the state of gang problems in the United States today, why youth join gangs, the risk factors and attractions that increase youth’s propensity to join gangs, and how.
The information contained below has been assembled from a variety of publicly available sources and provides a depth and breadth of knowledge pertinent to street and prison gang enterprises. This collection has been assembled to assist law enforcement and prosecutors in acquiring a demonstrative level of understanding of the culture, values, purpose, and composition of criminal gangs.
A gang can be a group of mates who hang around together. But some gangs are involved in crime. Sometimes gangs are violent and might fight other gangs or carry weapons. If you’re being forced to join a gang you should tell someone about it, or call Childline.
According to the FBI in 2011, there were 33,000 violent street, motorcycle, and prison gangs active in the U.S., with more than 1.4 million members (a 40% increase from 2009). (8) In recent years, gangs are participating in more non-traditional crimes such as prostitution, alien smuggling, and human trafficking, identity theft, and mortgage fraud.