Youth gang culture and publics perception of gangs

It is the intention of the following literature review to focus upon the gang and focus in detail on youth gang culture and look in detail the media coverage in relation to knife crime, the public perception of the ‘gang’. To discuss why young people become involved in gangs and to discover during this literature […]

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Youth Gangs And Youth Violence Criminology Essay

To believe that the existence of youth gangs and juvenile violence is a myth is to believe that its causes are also fictional. But what is so fictional about this reality? There is no denying that there are gangs, brought about by many of America’s youth, who wants a quick fix in life. Studies back […]

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Does The Hip Hop Culture Influence Youth Gangs?

Gang violence and the use of violent weapons have been highlighted by the media recently. The government have initiated aims in order to curb and deal with gang violence in the United Kingdom. In order deal with this issue, influencing factors have been acknowledged. This research explores the supposed influence that the hip hop culture […]

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Youth Justice And The Medias Society Criminology Essay

This essay will start by highlighting how the media may shape society’s response to young people who break the law through the moral panic model. The media’s role will be outlined and youth crime data summarised. The urban disturbances of the early 1990s and the death of James Bulger will both be discussed in turn. […]

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Youth offending: principles and case studies

Part B Fundamental principles/ important sentencing Instructions We are uncertain whether to treat young offenders as children requiring help and guidance or as morally responsible agents who deserve to be punished (Smith, 2005). Finding the balance between the two may be the answer. Many different jurisdictions have different procedure for dealing with juveniles then adults. […]

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Youth Work And Anti Social Behaviour Criminology Essay

The purpose of this research is to investigate and explore whether youth work helps in preventing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) amongst young people. It is a worthwhile task to research this specific area as there is little published research on the contribution of youth work in preventing ASB. The research was conducted using young people and […]

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Zero Tolerance Policing

Within modern society the contemporary debate from the population is, ‘what do we want from our police forces and what is an acceptable level of performance should be in terms of fairness and effectiveness of today’s policing. Bowling (2007) in his research study outlined the importance of ‘zero tolerance policing and ‘problem orientated policing’ within […]

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Women Offenders Offenses Punishment and Treatment

The population of women offenders seem to be increasing by the day. According to Lowa Department of Corrections (2006), women offenders in this prison were less than 5 percent in the lat two decades. This is however, not the case today as the number has grown by leaps and bounds. Approximately 10 percent of the […]

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Young Gangs And Criminal Behaviour In Malaysia

According to the National Youth Development Policy in Malaysia (as cited in United Nations, 2002), people between the ages of 15 and 40 are considered youth. However, the United Nations defines youth, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years. The Merriam-Webster (2010) defined youth as the time of life when one […]

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