American Street Gangs Persuasive Essay by Write Fine

American Street Gangs
This paper examines what can be done to curtail gang activity in the U.S.
# 112412 | 828 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses the street gang problem in the US and what can be done to help curtail gang activity. The paper specifically looks at how Hollywood has helped to glamorize street gangs as well as how the rap music industry glamorizes gangs. The paper then shows how more research is needed to better understand street gangs, since law enforcement on its own is failing to impact the problem.

Glamorizing the American Gang Image
Deglamorizing American Street Gangs

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Contemporary Gangs: An Organizational Analysis. New York: LFB Scholoarly Publishing, 2002. Questia. 14 May 2008 <>.
  • Coppola, Francis Ford (dir). The Godfather , motion picture. Paramount Pictures (1972), USA.
  • Hagedorn, John M. "Race Not Space: A Revisionist History of Gangs in Chicago." The Journal of African American History 91.2 (2006): 194+. Questia. 14 May 2008 <>.
  • Scorsese, Martin (dir). Casino, motion picture. Universal Pictures (1995), USA.
  • Scorsese, Martin (dir). The Departed, motion picture. Warner Brothers Pictures (2006), USA.

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