Evaluation of Gang Intervention

Option #1: Evaluation of Gang Intervention

Gang activity is pervasive in some communities. The amount of crime attributed to gang members is growing, and events such as drive-by shootings are not uncommon. Communities have demanded the police and courts get tough on gangs. Parents and the schools argue that getting tough will be effective in disbanding the gangs.

First, read this article: Review of European Youth Gang Policy in Comparative Context (Links to an external site.)

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After reading this article, along with the readings assigned for this week, evaluate the effectiveness of gang intervention by addressing the following questions:

· What are the most common police and system responses to gang activity both in the U.S. and the E.U.?

· What is considered to be the most effective intervention by law enforcement officials for responding to gangs? Why is it the most effective intervention?

· What is the most common educational intervention for ganging? What impact has it had on youth involved in gangs?

· Are the programs instituted in the E.U. substantively different from the programs in the U.S.? Do they appear to be more effective?

Your paper must meet the following requirements:

· Your written paper should be 2-3 pages in length not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.

· Use terms, evidence, and concepts from class readings.

· Cite at least three scholarly sources for this assignment. Scholarly resources include: peer-reviewed journal articles, books, the class textbook, or reports/documents from the government (.gov sites). A scholarly source does not include general sources from the internet (.com, .org, .edu, and .net sites are not scholarly). Scholarly resources should be current (no older than five years). If the class textbook is used as a source, then two other scholarly sources must be used.

Prior to posting, proof read your submission for clarity, grammar, punctuation, and APA.

 

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