After watching a film about gangs (film link at the end of this post), think about the theories of neighborhood crime we have discussed in class (sources are attached with this post). For this assignment, use two of those theories to explain gang membership and gang violence. Be sure to consider how the theories can and cannot explain gang membership in urban areas such as Los Angeles. Could these theories explain the formation of gangs in non-urban areas, such as Chandler, Arizona for example? NOTE: Make sure the theories you choose can explain gang behavior in neighborhoods; not all of the theories we have discussed in class will apply.
Essay should be 600-850 Words