ARISE Gang Prevention Program Research Paper by Nicky

An examination of the ARISE gang prevention program.
# 151457 | 5,242 words | 12 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 11, 2012 in Sociology (Theory) , Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues)

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The paper looks at the history and problem of gangs today and explores the ARISE gang prevention program, a nonprofit foundation that provides powerful prevention tools to help youth resist becoming involved in gangs. The paper provides a table of criminological theory summaries and specifically examines the social disorganization theory. The paper includes a huge amount of resource material.

Statement of the Problem
Who Affected
Other Efforts to Deal with Gangs
Methods of Prevention
Definition of "Criminal Street Gang"
Definition of "Gang-Related" Crime
Definition of "Gang Member"
Identification Criteria
ARISE Gang Prevention Program
Goals and Objectives
Target Population
Other Info
Criminology Theory
Social Disorganization Theory

From the Paper:

"The Bloods, one the leading gangs in the US, founded in Los Angeles, Klein (2009) explains, are enemies of the Crips, another LA-based gang. At the age of 14, at the enticement of her cousins, members of the Bloods at that time, Jon Amosa, a Seattle teen, joined a local chapter of the Bloods. For her initiation rite, other gang member "jumped" or beat Amosa in. Once in the Bloods, Amosa began to beat up members of rival gangs. Amosa said: "Whatever my 'big homey,' or the older guy, whatever they told me to do, I'd go do it, no questions asked (Amosa, as cited in Klein, 2). Along with regularly fighting, Amosa sold and abused illegal drugs. Amosa left the gang after becoming more involved in his church.
"Amosa, who was 18 in 2008, said that even though Rap stars regularly brag about being a "gangsta" or thug, being in a game is not cool. "I've lost a lot of friends to gang violence, a lot of family members too," Amosa says. "Really, it's not worth it" (Amosa, as cited in Klein, 3). When Amosa became more involved in his church, he left the Bloods. Klein reports that during an eight-month period in 2007, gang violence claimed the lives of six teens in the Seattle area. An undetermined number of youth were injured during this same period. Gang violence may affect entire communities, not just the individuals involved in gangs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ARISE as a gang prevention program. (2007). ARISE Foundation. Retrieved November 6, 2009 from ARISE foundation. (2009). Retrieved November 6, 2009 from
  • ARISE life-management skills program. A five year evaluation. (N.d.). University of Miami. Retrieved November 10, 2009 from
  • ARISE psychological models. (2009). ARISE Foundation. Retrieved November 10, 2009 from
  • The ARISE recipe for success! (2009). ARISE Foundation. Retrieved November 10, 2009 from
  • Criminological theory summaries. (2005). University of Wisconsin. Retrieved November 10, 2009 from

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

ARISE Gang Prevention Program (2012, June 11) Retrieved September 24, 2020, from

MLA Format

"ARISE Gang Prevention Program" 11 June 2012. Web. 24 September. 2020. <>