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Gangs in the U.S.
This paper explores race and ethnicity as it pertains to American gangs.
# 112338 | 1,624 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper examines gangs from a historical perspective and shows how immigrant communities formed gangs as a reaction to living in a new world and having to confront difficulties with schooling and police brutality. The paper reveals that in today's society, certain races and ethnic groups are prone to engaging in gang activity because they feel disenfranchised or because they are products of one parent homes in which the father is not present. Finally, the paper discusses the negative impact of gang activity.

History of Race and Ethnicity in Gangs
Why People Join Gangs
Effects of Gang Activity

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chapman, S. (August 25, 2007).A Friend Turned Killer in Gang's Gun Warfare; GUN AND GANG CULTURE COMMUNITIES IN FEAR the Lawless Lives of Feuding Youths Led to a Fatal Shooting outside a Liverpool Prison. Daily Post.. Page Number: 10.
  • Gangs. United States Department of Justice. Retrieved May 8, from;
  • Hagedorn, J. M. (2006). Race Not Space: A Revisionist History of Gangs in Chicago. The Journal of African American History, 91(2), 194+.
  • Manwaring, M. G. (2005). Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute.
  • Ms-13 gang. Retrieved May 8, from;

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

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MLA Format

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