Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long-range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal
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form organizations like the "Guardian Angels" a gang-like group that makes life very tough for street gangs that are breaking laws.
Margot Webb, Coping with Street Gangs. Rosen Publishing Group, New York, 1990.
William Foote Whyte, Street Corner Society. University of Chicago, Chicago, 1955.
Peter Carroll, South-Central. Hoyte and Williams, L. A., 1987.
1 Marshall B. Clinard, Sociology of Deviant Behavior. University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, 1963, Page 179.
2 Merton Nisbet, Contempory Social Problems. Harcourt, Brace & World, New York, 1971, Page 588.