This is a outline guide into the questions I'd like to answer in my research paper.
I. A look into California Crip Street Gangs
A. What is a gang
? Why are gangs
B. Why does someone join a gang
? What are the benefits obtained by a gang member
’s acceptance into the gang
? What is the initiation into the gang
life, which represents family life, is fascinating, but gang
life never ends happily ever after.
II. History of the crip street gangs
A. Crips were initially formed in 1969
B. Crips were intended to be community leaders
III. Why were gangs
A. Crips spent too much time defending their neighborhoods from other gangs
B. Provides lost youth with a sense of family
IV. Who Joins Gangs
A. What age groups are affected and lured into gangs
B. What are the tactics used to attract youth to the gang
C. What void in a youths life makes gang
V. What are the relationships within the gang
A. How do gang members
interact with one another?
B. How are gang members
ranked, or what their status is (leader, solider ect)
VI: What is a gang
’s day to day operations, how do they make money and function
A. Robbery, drug trade, extortion?
B. What tools do they use guns knives ect…
VII: What are the consequences of gang
A. What is the life expectancy of a gang member
B. Testimonials from former gang members
who changed their lives.
VIII: The after affects of the gang
lifestyle, who is effected?
A. What can be done to detour a youth from gang
B. Is gang
lifestyle really a family atmosphere?
Some References to use:
Alonso, A. (n.d.). A brief history of the Los Angeles based Crips. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from Street Gangs
Roberts, J. "From menace to mentor - former gang member
works to prevent children from joining gangs
" Findarticles.com. Retrieved April 5, 2008, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0JAS/is_6_32/ai_104081465
Rogers, C. Children in gangs
(2001). Find Articles. Retrieved April 3, 2008, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1310/is_1991_Oct/ai_11514567
Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence (2006). Gangs
. Find Articles Retrieved April 2, 2008, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2602/is_0002/ai_2602000260
Family and the Gang
as Family." Marriage and family encyclopedia. 4 Apr. 2008. Gangs-Family-Gangs-Gang-Family.html
Gang Out. A better way out. Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://www.gangout.com/about-gangs-gang-structure.htm
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