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BASIC GANGS 101 REFERENCES
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GANG FACTS: Majority   of   current   street   gangs   can   trace   their   ideologies   and   beginnings   to   geographical   locations   such   as   Southern   California,   Chicago,   Illinois and/or   the   state   of   New   York.   During   formation   of   certain   gangs.   these   groups   were   identified   to   recruit   under   strict   guidelines   that   were   based   on race   and   socio-economic   factors.   As   certain   gangs   became   transient   and   extended   their   criminal   enterprise   throughout   the   United   States,   Race, Ethnicity, Socio-Economics and Gender were no longer a factor in recruiting new members. GANGS DEFINED: A   gang   is   an   organized   group   with   a   recognized   leader   whose   activities   are   either   criminal   or,   at   the   very   least,   threatening   to   the   community. Although   gang   members   are   part   of   these   organizations,   they   rarely   acknowledge   their   own   roles   as   contributing   to   the   problems   in   that community. Re: CHICAGO PD Street   gangs   in   Los   Angeles   are   described   as   a   group   of   individuals   who   may   or   may   not   claim   control   over   a   certain   territory   in   the   community and   engage,   either   individually   or   collectively,   in   violent   or   other   forms   of   illegal   behavior.   However,   one   of   the   simplest   and   most   functional definitions is that a gang is a group of people who form an allegiance for a common purpose and engage in violent, unlawful, or criminal activity. Re: LOS ANGELES PD An   ongoing   group   or   association   of   three   or   more   persons   who   may   have   a   common   identifying   sign,   symbol   or   name,   and   who   individually   or collectively engage in a pattern of criminal activity or delinquent conduct. Re: NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE & ATTORNEY GENERAL There   is   no   universally   agreed-upon   definition   of   "gang"   in   the   United   States.   Gang,   youth   gang   and   street   gang   are   terms   widely   and   often interchangeably   used   in   mainstream   coverage.   Reference   to   gangs   often   implies   youth   gangs.   In   some   cases,   youth   gangs   are   distinguished   from other types of gangs; how youth is defined may vary as well. Motorcycle   gangs,   prison   gangs,   hate   groups,   adult   organized   crime   groups,   terrorist   organizations   and   other   types   of   security   threat   groups   are frequently but not always treated separately from gangs in both practice and research. Re: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
NATIONAL GANG IDEOLOGIES
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