Youth Gangs, Rationales and 'Moral Panic' Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Youth Gangs, Rationales and 'Moral Panic'
A look at a variety of sources on youth gangs.
# 132164 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper examines a variety of sources on youth gangs noting a liberal analysis and 'solution' in social services supports that does not reflect the present reality induced by crack cocaine. Rather than being victims of their environments, gang participants are beneficiaries of criminal organizations to prey upon persons addicted to a lethal drug. Reflective questions on those who truly make youth gangs possible and attractive -- in persons and groups profiting from cocaine distribution aware that crack cocaine remains a growing market.

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"This paper addresses youth gangs in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Research began in varied sources, governmental, academic and media, to observe how the youth gang problem was presented. Views of gang origins proved quite biased and in places, in correct, in terms of motivations and the extent of the problem. Also, gangs tended not to be discussed in other than a social context, rather ignoring profit motivations centred on the crack cocaine industry. Youth gang activity in the GTA is more entrenched than a decade ago, though no satisfying account of numbers could be found,..."

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