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Gang Violence Presentation

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Michael Mannina

on 17 April 2013

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Gang Violence Violence is one of the most damaging acts that society often faces. By instilling fear and creating distrust, violence has become a prominent problem in society. Gangs use violence as a way to gain power and regulate drug sales. It is an expansion of the general social problem of violence. Who Does Gang Violence Effect 1. Gang activity often occurs in lower income neighborhoods where underprivileged children are recruited. The hardships of poverty are often placed upon children under the age of 18. Adolescences in poverty resort to gangs because a gang can give them a sense of control, safety for their family, and a way to make money. Youth that are craving a role model can seek this out in a gang.  Gang Violence a Social Problem? - Number of gang members in U.S. = 30,000 gangs with 800,000 members
- Number of gang members incarcerated = 147,000
- 80% of crimes in communities are from gang members
- 1 out of 4 gang members are between the ages of 15-17 year old
- 31% of gangs are Black members, 47% Hispanic members, 13% White members, and 7% Asian members Gang Violence Statistics Why Should Anything be Done about Gang Violence How does Gang Violence affect the Society as a whole Miami Mega Jail The End By: Michael Mannina, Jay Vultaggio, and Andrea Scuderi 2. Gang violence affects the economy because more people are being sent to jail. It’s causing our prisons to overflow and forcing the government to allocate more resources to prisons. A big percentage of tax payer’s money is spent to maintain these prisons. In contrast, more jobs are being created for police officers and any maintenance crew needed. - During early childhood development, teens are very venerable to who they are as individuals, and where the come from, and how people will portray them.
- Bullying seems to be a primary catalysis for teens joining gangs for a sense of belonging.
- Organizations such as, YAP (Youth Advocate Program) and The Stop Bullying Campaign help to advise our youth and ensure positive futures for them and their loved ones. 2. Uniting as a gang is a way for individuals to overcome prejudices. A gang can offer its members a sense of protection and belonging. Many of the inequalities that gang members fight against stem from racism and from the fact that they are of a minority group. 3. Gangs are offering under-served youth the option to feel like they are a part of something important. It is problematic that such an essential part of growing up is being fulfilled by joining a group that is affiliated with drugs and violence. Youth are joining gangs in part because there is nobody else offering them an opportunity to better their lives. Gangs and gang violence go against the morals that we as a society have set for one another. North America has decided the hierarchy of power and the justice system that applies to its citizens. Gangs defy these morals and laws that are set for them, and everyone else, to obey. Gangs can actually control the government as is the case with the Mexican Cartels of today. The acts of violence that gangs commit not only go against our laws, but also display a lack of respect for human life.  1. Gangs and gang violence defy the morals and laws that are set in place by societies. The violence these gangs commit also displays a lack of respect for human life. Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
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