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Mark Sirignano 027-66-7577 Tues Thur 925-1040 12-14-99 Deviance in Gang Involvement Why Join a Gang The problem of gang activity is not a new one facing our country Ever since the beginnings of human existence gangs have served as a means of protection for humans The issue of gang activity has recently however come to the forefront of dilemmas facing our nation While cities like Chicago and Los Angeles are chronic gang sites other cities such as Miami Portland Columbus Dallas and Milwaukee have only recently within the last decade had what they termed as a gang problem Conly 7 Gang numbers have without question skyrocketed over the past 10 to 20 years Los Angeles for example has recently been estimated to have as many as 90000 gang members Conly 14 The importance of these numbers cannot be overlooked However to fully understand the problems that gangs may pose to society the term gang must be defined Without a definition the impact of gang maliciousness on society may be lost Throughout its history the term gang has possessed a diverse usage being linked to outlaws in the wild west and organized crime groups among others Decker and Van Winkle 2 Due to this a clear-cut definition of a gang does not exist However most agree that a gang is a group of mostly males that engages in delinquent activities However the definition goes much further than that A police officer for example may call a gang an on-going organized association of three or more persons who individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in criminal activity Conly 5 Notwithstanding this definition is terribly obscure That definition could include a group of boys who occasionally drink alcohol On the other hand it could also include a group of youths that rapes and steals from old ladies This definition obviously ranges from one extreme end of the spectrum to the other end
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