Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Factors in Gang Formation


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Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Factors in Gang Formation
Examining various causes and conditions for gang formation and behavior indicates that youth gangs, motorcycle gangs, prison gangs, and other types of gangs are a permanent feature of modern social life. Sociologists and many others argue that modern gangs and the social problems associated with gangs are the products of economic, political, social, and/or cultural conditions and suggest that gangs and gang-related problems would be significantly diminished or even eliminated by correcting inequalities or other structural conditions in society. These arguments are persuasive, for studies indicate that the inequality, injustice, and racism they see in society...
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