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CheckPoint: Gang Development and Control
 Resource: Appendix E
 Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
 Complete the Gang Development and Gang Control tables in Appendix E.
 Post Appendix E as an attachment.
CheckPoint: Gang Development and Control
 Resource: Appendix E
 Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum
 Complete the Gang Development and Gang Control tables in Appendix E.
 Post Appendix E as an attachment.

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Appendix E Gang Development and Control Tables
Gang Development
Below are descriptions of gang development theories. Copy and paste the correct description into the table below next to the appropriate theory. There are five descriptions and four theories. One description is not valid. • Gang members are violent and rarely show remorse or feelings regarding their violent and criminal actions. Members may join a gang because it provides them a release for their personal problems, which may include drug abuse, low self-esteem, and family problems. • Gang members typically come from low income areas and may even be considered to have been “forced” into gang life in order to survive. The gang provides a sense of belonging in a world where members may lack positive role models and the ability to attain status in a way considered acceptable by society. • Joining a gang is a way to obtain money and protection. It is often seen as a personal decision to gain success. Members who join for this reason feel pride when they get away with a crime and were most likely committing illegal acts long before joining a gang. • Members join a gang to have a safe social circle and to learn techniques to communicate through graffiti. Gang members use those techniques to display their gang’s strength and power in their neighborhood. Members who join a gang for this reason are typically involved in drug use and truancy but rarely violent acts of delinquency. • Individuals who join gangs for this reason may have an older family member who is a gang member. They may go through distinct hazing rituals before they can join. The hazing rituals offer assurance that the individual is capable and ready to start his or her new life as a gang member.

Theory
Anthropological

Description
Members join a gang to have a safe social circle and to learn techniques to communicate through graffiti. Gang members use those techniques to display their gang’s strength and power in their neighborhood. Members who join a gang for this reason are typically involved in drug use and truancy but rarely violent acts of delinquency. Gang members typically come from low income areas and may even be considered to have been “forced” into gang life in order to survive. The gang provides a sense of belonging in a world where members may lack positive role models and the ability to attain status in a way considered acceptable by society. Gang members are violent and rarely show remorse or feelings regarding their violent and criminal actions. Members may join a gang because it provides them a release for their personal problems, which may include drug abuse, low self-esteem, and family problems. Joining a gang is a way to obtain money and protection. It is often seen as a personal decision to gain success. Members who join for this reason feel

Sociocultural

Psychological

Rational Choice

CJS 240

In underestablished and low income neighborhoods the police departments are funding the building of recreation centers and different types of programs to keep the children occupied. Examples Police departments are making the effort to establish community centers and recreation centers in low-income and under-developed areas to keep the kids there busy.pride when they get away with a crime and were most likely committing illegal acts long before joining a gang. There are also officers that are being trained to work their way into gangs in order to gain enough evidence to put certain gang members in jail. CJS 240 .A great example is the areas with Neighborhood watch programs or citizens on patrol. Gang Control Methods Descriptions The police are finding new ways to win the fight against gangrelated crime. They are using undercover investigations and developing new programs to help them prevent and stop gang activity. Law Enforcement Efforts Community Control Efforts Law enforcement and communities are learning how to work together to keep gangs out of their neighborhoods.Communities are really beginning to step up and join forces with local law enforcement in order to fight gang activities in their neighborhoods. describe the gang control methods in your own words and use the Internet to provide an example of a program based on each type of gang control method. Programs like Neighborhood Watch or Citizens on Patrol are two ways that a community can work with the police. Some officers work their way into the gang itself to gather the evidence that will make it possible to imprison key gang members and organizers. Include the name of the Web site and the working URL address in the table. Gang Control In the table below.Law enforcement is making great strides in order to effectively counteract gang activity. There are many undercover efforts that are being made as well as programs that are being developed for prevention purposes.

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