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gang violence

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Alexa Maciejewski

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of gang violence

history youth gang violence There are over 24,500 gangs
with more than 770,000 members
in over 3,330 cities in the
United States alone. causes for youth joining gangs
and gang violence immediate family and friends
school environment
community they live in

immediate family and friends Rochester, New York - 54% joined because of family and friends
gang members living in the household
limited problem solving skills, poor impulse control, and a history of violent behavior during adolescence
school environment labeled as learning disabled
no desire for school
no desire for learning
poor tests grades
anti-social behavior with peers
power they don't get at home or in school
community environment live in a community with gang activity
Javier and Marco
Oakland, California
racism, discrimination, social isolation in community most are youth national gang center survey 2004 86% Black or Hispanic
8% White
6% Asian or other
94% male
6% female
59% 18 or older
41% 17 or younger reduce the violence started in 1783
reasons:child groups started fighting and in response to urban living conditions
1803:growth in gangs because of Mexican Revolution
Boston and Chicago-Industrial Era
70s and 80s-automobiles
police unit specially for gangs
Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act - California
take down leader of gang
stop drug trafficking
after school programs
recreational and social events
National Gang Center
prevention, intervention, suppression

STEP Act It is the right of every person, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicap, to be secure and protected from fear, intimidation, and physical harm caused by the activities of violent groups and individuals.
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