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Official definitions Federal definition. The federal definition of gang as used by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is [1]: An association of three or more individuals;

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Definition of “Gang Member” by State Page 5 of 39 December 2009 State Term(s) Number Criteria Belongs to or Engages in Florida § 874.03 informant of previously untested reliability and such identification is corroborated by (continued) Is identified as a criminal gang member by an

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Abstract. Gang researchers have robustly established that gangs facilitate increased criminal activity in members—even those who were prolifically delinquent before gang membership (Klein, Weerman, & Thornberry, 2006). This suggests that there is something about gang membership, specifically, that influences individuals’ criminality.

Publish Year: 2014
Author: Jane L. Wood
Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins

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Ultimately, gang membership is determined by the behavior and attitude of the individual. The signs of gang membership can be an extension of that state of mind. Today, because of prosecutorial efforts and law enforcement pressure many gang members attempt to conceal their membership by shying away from displaying popular forms of gang indicia.

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Gang Membership Gang membership can provide a sense of safety in the form of security and protection. Youth who join gangs may benefit from the structure, protection, and support the gang provides, especially when this safety is not provided within their family.

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This paper, taking a social psychological perspective on gang membership considers the potential influence that group processes exert on gang members to identify with a gang, to conform to group

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gangs usually form along racial lines, most Kansas variety gangs do not. Gang Hierarchy Nearly all gangs in the U.S. are sub groups of two main gangs: People Nation and Folk Nation. These gangs are arch enemies of each other and this rivalry is passed down to their subgroups. Be aware, however, that many gangs are so far-removed from the

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n. 1. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit. 2. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group Gang member – definition of Gang member by The Free Dictionary https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Gang+member Printer Friendly

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Gang members are responsible for the majority of serious violence committed by youth, and they are more likely to bring weapons to school than other youth (2). Youth involved in gangs also are more likely to drop out of school, abuse substances, engage in high risk sexual behavior, and experience employment instability (1).

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The biggest pussies on the face of the earth. Claim to be “tough” and “gangsta” and “from the streets”, but truly, they are cowards. If they aren’t, why in the hell do they need at least 5 of their friends to fight? If they don’t have at least 5 of their friends, they need a knife or some other type of weapon. And the sad thing is kids that aren’t from the ghetto think it’s cool to mimic …

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gang member or associate unless the group at issue is validly and reliably defined as a gang. Thus considering a general gang definition is a good place to begin. In the audit of the CalGang database by the California State Auditor it was noted that

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Identifying and Documenting Gang Members. In California it is not a crime to be a gang member. It is, however, a crime to be in a street gang while committing crimes for the benefit of or at the direction of the street gang. While in and of themselves these crimes may carry a strict sentence, when the gang crime allegation is added the

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Gang Terminology – Gang Enforcement. Gangs have developed their own spoken language or terminology. Depending on which gang you are dealing with the language will vary. Members find many ways to say the same thing. The vocabulary can be extensive and confusing. We must understand that this terminology, like all terminology, is a dynamic and

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Living with a gang member is a key risk factor for gang joining (Gilman et al., 2014). Individual Risk Factors. Children who are involved in delinquency, violence, and drug use at an early age are at higher risk for gang membership than are other youngsters (Craig, Vitaro, and Tremblay, 2002). Mental health problems predict gang joining (Hill

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