COM/220- Week 3

Annotated Bibliography

Part I: 1. Gangs. (2006). In Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology. Retrieved January 13, 2011 from, This source is a well respected leader in academic and educational publishing and will aid in the clear defining of the term ³Gangs´. The source provides a look into the behaviors of Gang Members as characterized by Sociologist and Criminologist to provide a better understanding of gang behavior. 2. Gangs. (2010). In Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Retrieved January 13, 2011 from, Cengage Learning. This source provides an overview of gangs to include their composition as well as some basic facts. The source details the rise of gangs dating back in the United States as early as the late 1700¶s. In this overview the source also covers various facets of gangs such as membership composition, community interaction, suppression and prevention, and positive contributions of gangs. 3. Malec, D. (2006). Transforming Latino Gang Violence in the United States. Peace Review, 18(1), 81-89. Retrieved January 13, 2011 from, EBSCOhost. This article addresses gang violence in the primarily Latino Community, the root causes behind this violence, and the reasons behind the increasing membership. This source will provide insight into the gangs within the Latino population of the United States. 4. Molidor, C.E. (1996). Female Gang Members: A Profile of Aggression and Victimization. Social Work, 41(3), 251. Retrieved January 14, 2011 from, EBSCOhost. This article provides insight into the world of female gang members. Mostly, information about gangs and their activities is centered on male gang members. This source offers a look into gangs from the perspective of the females within the ranks of these organizations. These female gang members explain what has led them to join, the various types of initiations, their education backgrounds, family histories, neighborhood surroundings, and the daily pressures of gang life for a female. 5. Seave, P.L. (2007, October 2) Research, P., & Texas State, U. (n.d). Gang Crime Prevention. FDCH Congressional Testimony, Retrieved January 14, 2011 from EBSCOhost. This source is a testimony given that provides an example of a policy lawmakers have in place to combat against the growing gang presence within the communities across the United States. The testimony also identifies the roles of the federal government to support local and state agencies in their effort to prosecute more serious gang activities.

I will first remove all annotations from reference list. In Gangs or us. R. I will refer to the Axia APA Reference and Citation Samples to ensure all material receives proper citation. (2011). gang identifiers. Part II: In converting my annotated bibliography to an Retrieved January 13. correctly punctuated. gangs in the workplace. gangs in the military. and more. The use of this resource will enable me to combine other sources to provide greater understanding and insight into gangs and their activities. Next.COM/220. gang slang. links to (books. and videos). Finally. and properly formatted. . gang definition. who has over 50 years of experience in law enforcement. I will verify all list sources are alphabetized. 2011 from. prison gangs. street gang information.formatted reference page. http://gangsorus.Week 3 Annotated Bibliography 6. Walker. This site contains links on gang training classes. manuals. in order.html This website is authored by a court qualified expert on Security Threat Groups and street gangs. parent/teacher information.

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