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Youth Gangs in Schools
A literature review of the problem of youth gangs in schools.
# 27108 | 5,967 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines through an extensive literature review how the problem of violence in the schools continues to increase and while the incidents of extreme violence, are the most visible, there is an ongoing current of public school violence that includes rape, sexual assault, physical assault and attacks with various weapons, including guns. It evaluates how much of this violence is associated with gang activity, although not all of it and how associations with youth gangs create a climate that is not supportive of an academic environment, even without the violence and drugs that they bring.

Background to Topic
Organization of Review
Historical Overview
Characteristics and Traits
Rationale for Study
Summary and Conclusions

From the Paper:

"Gordon (1998a) reported that the youth gangs in the Puyallup area also differed significantly from the stereotypical urban youth gangs of the 1980s and 1990s. The urban gangs, typified by the Crips and Bloods, were more likely to deal in drugs, claim turf, and engage in drive-by shootings. The gangs in Puyallup, which were limited primarily to two rival gangs, seem to be more like earlier gangs in their activities. They tend to support more one-on-one fights, rather than gang banging. They tend to be multi-racial and multi-ethnic, rather than belonging to only one race of ethnic group. They also tend not to use weapons in their warfare, although clearly knives are an occasional resource. Finally, the gangs do not actually claim, and fight over, specific neighborhood turf."

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