2009-03-03

Presentations: Urban Street Gangs

http://www.gangwar.com/dynamics.htm

www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB597.pdf

Here are links to two studies of Street Gangs, one sociological that identifies the reason for joining gangs as: Identity, Recognition, Belonging, Discipline, Love, Money. The other from a military, strategic point of view that poses street gangs as a threat to the nation, as existing in direct opposition to the government. Really interesting to think of gangs through the lens of non-governmental politics. Both make reference to what is probably the most popularly known gang war, that between the L.A. centered Bloods and Crips.

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