Vancouver's Indo-Canadian Gangs Research Paper by davis

Vancouver's Indo-Canadian Gangs
An overview of the Indo-Canadian gang problem in Vancouver, Canada.
# 115974 | 708 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | CA
Published on Aug 23, 2009 in Criminology (Organized Crime Studies) , Canadian Studies (General)

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The paper discusses the Indo-Canadian gang problem in Vancouver, Canada where deaths continue to mount and recruits of young Indo-Canadian males from related families drive the violence. The paper explains that intercepting the growth of Indo-Canadian gangs requires intervention at two key transition points. The paper also overviews several programs that assist youth through these pivotal points. The paper calls for a program that would create significant change for Vancouver Indo-Canadian gang-involved youth, and reinforce a safe environment for the larger community.

From the Paper:

"Bolan (2008) provided a thorough recount of the events encompassing a ten year period characterized by over 100 murders between three Indo-Canadian gangs: the Independent Soldiers, the United Nations, and the Indo-Canadian Mafia. The motivations for the killings, according to Gordon (2008), were primarily related to drug control; were familial, retaliatory, and originating in India. The deceased kingpin of the United Nations, still a commanding gang in B.C., was reported to have killed his own associates on impulse for threats of desertion, and simple negative comments directed at him."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bolan, K. (2005). A history of organized crime in the Indo-Canadian community. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved on July 24, 2008 from
  • Gordon, R. (2006). Gang wars: Bloodbath in Vancouver. CBC News in Review. February 2006, p.40.
  • Khamisa, A. N. (2007). From hatred to healing: A father's journey. Reclaiming Children AndYouth, 16(2), 37-40.
  • McGloin, J. M. (2005) Policy and intervention considerations of a network analysis of street gangs. Criminology and Public Policy, 4(3), 607-636.
  • Mellor, B., MacRae, L., Pauls, M., & Hornick, J. P. (2005). Youth gangs in Canada: A Preliminary review of programs and services. Canadian Reseach Institute for Law andthe Family. Retrieved on July 26, 2008 from

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