Gang Culture Resources
Is There a Link Between Gangs and Violent Crime?
Not a day goes by when we do not hear stories of gangs and gang violence. There are regular reports of turf wars, street violence and gang vendettas resulting in shootings and stabbings in towns and cities around the world. The popular image of gangs ties them directly to drugs and violent crime and law enforcement agencies seem to be fighting a losing battle in the fight against gang crime. It is therefore vital that we look at the reasons behind the increase in gang involvement. To further enhance our understanding of the gang phenomenon, we need to get to the core of gang culture and examine the root causes of gang involvement and gang-related violence.
Why Do People Join Gangs?
Being part of a gang provides people with a sense of belonging, of being part of a group where they can gain recognition and feel protected. Gang membership evidently fills a gap in the lives of many individuals and we therefore need to examine questions such as:
- Why do people join gangs?
- Is there such a thing as a typical gang member?
- Can gang violence be prevented?
- What can you do if someone you know is in a gang?
- How can a gang member break free from gang activity?
- Is the government doing enough to tackle gang crime?
Gang Culture Topics
The gang culture topics we produce resources for include:
- Gang Membership
- Why People Join Gangs
- How Do We Tackle Gang Culture?
- Street Gangs
- Prison Gangs
- Youth Gangs
We publish digital crime resources for schools to provide help, guidance and education on various gang culture issues. The digital gang culture resource packs we produce give gang culture information that informs and educates in a classroom setting.
Teaching students about gang culture is important. Our aim is to produce resource packs that deal with the information in an educational way that also supports those teaching gang culture issues to their students.