Gang Essay Topics

Gang Violence

Gang violence has been an increasing problem in our cities and the country at large. It has significantly increased crime and violence in our streets and threatens the safety and security of each household. However, although gangs have been defined as a group who characteristically involve its members in delinquency and other crimes such as… View Article


What is a gangster? A gangster or mobster is a criminal member of a crime organization. It is a criminal organization that associates with the Italian Mafia. Its an addictive way of life that leads to two places; six feet under or in jail. However, everyone wants to be a gangster. Is it because of… View Article


Not only in the past but in today society the term “gang” is a hard word to define, because “No two gangs are alike” (Mays & Winfree, 2006, 313) The National Institute of Justice report adopted the the definition of street gangs as “groups of youths and young adults who have engaged in a sufficient… View Article

Controlling Organized Crime

Combating organized crime can be an intricate task. Various laws exist in the fight against organized crime, and some have been successful in prosecuting several members of organized crime groups. However, without the refinement of such laws, organized crime groups will just find ways to get around such laws. Law enforcement efforts to combat organized… View Article

Gang Violence in American Schools

Did you ever have to move because your kids were bullied at school? Is the community you are living in is unsafe with gang violence and you were afraid your kids will grow up to be a notorious gangster? You believe the ideal place to raise a family is in a higher income suburban area… View Article

The Crips

Who knew that a gang founded by a fifteen-year old would become one of the largest and most violent gangs in the United States? The Crips started as an individual gang in the late 1960s. By the late 1990s, there were 200 Crip gangs in California. The popularity of Crip gangs increased dramatically, outnumbering non-Crip… View Article

The Destructors

The Destructors, authored by Graham Greene, conveys the idea that people have the instinctive ability to destroy, and make a guilt choice, between what they believe in what is right from wrong. The Destructors is to show how clear the characters and their actions are projected and guided by the subtle message of irony. The… View Article

Gang Prevention

A. R. I. S. E. is a program founded by Ed Benson, in 1986 in Miami Florida. Since his retirement in 1982, he has devoted 100 percent of his time and energy to making the world safe for children. Mr. Benson and his wife, Susan Benson established a non-profit foundation, the ARISE foundation, which through… View Article

The Eastside Crips gang in Los Angeles

A gang consists of people bounded together for a common purpose. In their case, it is the interest for criminal and social purpose that binds them together. Gangs are more commonly found in places representing the low – income bracket. Gang members usually live in slums across the country. Most of their time is spent… View Article

Reasons Why Students Violate School Rules and Regulations

INTRODUCTION The researcher was an alumnus from a private secondary school in Legazpi City, he has been observing student violators facing real problems in the school. This give way to decide in this type of study, the willingness and interest to know the reality in students behaviour on what reasons why students violates the rules… View Article

Hidden Violence

The word gang-everyone knows what it means or what it stands for. Of course by the time children get to the end of their elementary years they’ve heard of know gangs such as; the Cribs, Bloods, Latin Kings, Vatos Locos, but none of those names cause as much fear and terror as the gang called… View Article

Causes of Gang Involvement

Today, gangs in America cause a huge problem. Are there any positives for having a gang in the community? Does anything good come out of having a gang in the area? The answer to all of these questions is no. Gang involvement directly affects neighborhoods and has negative effects on communities. One of the first… View Article

Gang Leader for a Day

In the book, Gang Leader for a Day, a rogue sociologist passionately dives into the lives of one of Chicago’s toughest housing projects in an attempt to develop an insight as to how the urban impoverished lived. Throughout the text it becomes clear that a conflict paradigm is being reflected. A conflict society is based… View Article

Response: Is America in Moral Decline?

Yes, and at the same time a very resounding no. Bill Bennett attempts to make the point that America is worse off now than it was in decades past by showing statistics of single motherhood, children on welfare, average daily television viewing, and other “moral barometers”. What he fails to mention is that statistics gathering… View Article

The Aryan Brotherhood

The Aryan Brotherhood was founded by Irish –American Bikers, and white supremacies Barry Mills and Tyler Bingham in the 1960’s in San Quentin State Prison California. The brotherhood was created to protect white inmates from black gang inmates. Today Aryan Brotherhood members can be found both inside and outside of prison, although most of their… View Article

Gangsters in Malaysia

Longman dictionary 2005 defines gangsters as member of violent group of criminal. Gang Identifiers and Terminology, Cantrell, Mary Lynn, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Problems (1992) defines gangsters as organized crime that Bootlegging activities such as importing or making illegal liquor and speakeasies where alcohol could be illegally purchased gave rise to rivalry that resulted… View Article

Youth Violence and Gang Membership in America

Abstract Youth violence and its continuing growth as an epidemic seems to greatly impact and influence the increasing numbers of gang membership in cities and states. Without proper suppression of this epidemic, at risk youth are at greater risk of committing violent crimes and beginning affiliations with gangs or becoming active gang members themselves. There… View Article

Gang Resistance Education and Training

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G. R. E. A. T) is a national program that educates elementary and middle school children how to avoid becoming a gang member. The program is instructed by police officers and is part classroom instruction and other learning activities. “The goal of the GREAT program is to teach youth how… View Article

Program and Policy Analysis

A gang is a group formed by a number of people, who share a same identity either through formation, or organization. According to Charles (2003), the word gang is often associated with a negative connotation. Gang activities are wide and vary from typical organized groups that involve themselves in crimes, to a general class of… View Article

Perception of Organized Crime

Organized crime has been defined as illegal acts committed by a criminal organization or group. The NCIS (2005) described organized crime as having 4 salient attributes: (1) organized crime group contains at least three people; (2) the criminal activity the group engages in is ongoing and indefinite in duration; (3) the group is motivated by… View Article

Youth Gang Assessment

There is no definite explanation as to what a youth gang is, however, they are alleged of as a self-formed participation of peers with the appearances of a gang name, identifiable symbols, recognizable leadership, topographical territory, regular meeting pattern, and collective actions to carry out illegal activity. The questions how and why youth gangs are… View Article

Get Capone: the Rise and Fall of America’s Most Wanted Gangster

Al Capone. Everyone is bound to hear the name at least once in his or her life. The charming, broad smile, the greenish gray eyes, heavy set, and five foot ten and a half; a seemingly normal man. Until someone notices the scars. A faded purple, still fresh looking, Al Capone’s scars marred the normal… View Article

Knife Crime Essay

Hi. Today i am going to be talking to you about knife crime and how it affects our society. Lately in the news Jay Whiston a 17 year old boy was fatally stabbed innocently outside a house party. Such a waste of a life for a young boy that had his whole future ahead of… View Article

Controlling Organized Crime

Organized crime groups have been around since the 1900’s. The mafia who came from Italy and other countries to the United States started their business and became a nuisance over a period. The mob became a problem for society with their illegal activities such as gambling, racketeering and prostitution that includes other violent behaviors. The… View Article

Organized Crime

Two thirds of all homicides in Omaha, NE are gang related. With an average of 40 homicides per year, without the gang activity in this city, 26 of them could be avoided. Founded in 1990 the 40th Street Crips are the oldest, most established gang in Omaha at this time. They are involved in every… View Article

Crooks Monologue

Jus because I’m a nigger [examines luger shell from Carlson’s gun] they’d probably shoot me like Candy’s dog if it was as much fun as the scourge they put me through, [walks to window and leans against the frame] just because I’m a busted up ol’ nigger, [scowls and bites his bottom lip] no-one wants… View Article

Social Organized Crime Perspective Paper

Organized crime still exists in America today, and law enforcement agencies are still trying to find a way to eliminate their existence. Many of this organized crime is illegal operations that use legitimate business as a legal front. It’s considered a social institute because it has a hierarchy system because it follows a chain of… View Article

The Interrupters

Gang violence is a major problem in many places in many places, and if the Interrupters keep up and expand their work, it could be lessened. According to the US legal website, “Gang violence means criminal and non political acts of violence committed by a group of people who regularly engage in criminal activity against… View Article

Drug Abuse in Inner Cities

Inner-city areas have become the primary location for minorities, and the easiest place to find illegal drugs. Evidence shows that there is a link between the increase of illegal drug use, and the increase of minorities living in inner-city communities that are unemployed or collect welfare. Bruce D. Johnson states “Drug Abuse in the Inner… View Article