Gangs: An Overview

Driscoll, Sally; Flynn, Simone Isadora
March 2016
Points of View: Gangs;3/1/2016, p1
The article focuses on gangs in the U.S. The Department of Justice claims that approximately 30,000 gangs are operating in the country. Supporters of legislation against gangs claim that harsh sentences and more law enforcement are needed to address the problems associated with gangs. On the other hand, critics argue that harsh measures do little to solve the gang problem. The article also explores the history of gangs in the country, along with definition of terms related to gangs.


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