In the past 30 years, changes have occurred, and how the police in the public view, define and discuss gangs. Media interest has boosted coverage of gang related subject matter. Given the pervasive gang imagery in film and music, many feel the violent lifestyle of the gang has become attractive to contemporary youth.
Please respond to all of the following prompts:
- What do you think can be done to keep youth from joining gangs?
- Do you think the amount of attention given to gang activity is out of proportion to the actual threat they pose to society?
Please if using the internet, Please have in text citations, as well as a reference page.