Asian and Latino Gangs, Community and Justice Analytical Essay by Nicky

Asian and Latino Gangs, Community and Justice
Looks at the effect of Asian and Latino gangs on the community and the criminal justice system.
# 148653 | 1,725 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper explains that the phenomena of minority gangs are linked strongly to patterns of immigrations within specific urban hubs for particular ethnic groups, such as the recent influx of immigrants from Asian and Latin American countries. Next, the author relate how Asian and Latino gangs differ and yet are similar in the ways they affect the community and the criminal system that is attempting to hold back the rising tide of gang violence. The paper concludes that, without control, the community ultimately suffers from its own plague of gang violence; however, many of these communities are working along side promising existing state and city resources aimed at preventing youth from entering into a gang lifestyle.

From the Paper:

"This type of robbery is very intimate; the robber enters into the confines of the home--a sacred place for the home owner and the family which lives there. Another factor of such crimes as they are seen committed by Asian gang members, they are directed specifically at members of their own community. Their neighbors, friends, and local business owners are all targets. This is further fueled by the Asian community's tendency to not involve police in such crimes caused mainly by the failure of police both here in the U.S. and abroad in Asian nations. ... By knowing the traditions of their own community, many Asian gang members take full advantage of it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brown, E., (2003) Gangs: A community response, California, California Attorney Generals Office. (March 29, 2009).
  • HACER (2005). La otra familia: How gangs impact Latino families and communities, Minneapolis: HACER. (March 29, 2009).
  • Martinez, J & Valensuela, Abel. (2006). Immigration and Crime Race, Ethnicity and Violence. New York: NYU P.
  • Le, C.N. 2009. "Asian American Gangs" Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. <> (March 29, 2009)

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