1 edition of Gangs in Schools found in the catalog.
|Statement||Natl School Safety Center|
|Publishers||Natl School Safety Center|
|LC Classifications||January 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 82 p. :|
|Number of Pages||63|
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Links to Additional Online Resources The National Gang Center Web site features the latest research on gangs, evidence-based, anti-gang programs, and links to tools, databases, and other resources.
The study also showed that schools with gangs were almost twice as likely to report that drugs were available and used at school. This publication was prepared with funding from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U. Gang development is a process, not an event. The school purposefully avoided scheduling any basketball against their rival school, Rainier Beach, as authorities feared that gang fights would erupt after the game.
"Gangs in Schools: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. Administrators contacted Jefferson High School in Portland, Robinson's previousand learned he had an extensive record of gang activity and had been barred from finishing there.
Obtain input from youth on violence-related concerns and prevention strategies• She recommends that parents stay involved in their teens' lives, including supporting their passions and Gangs in Schools questions when behavior or attitude changes raise a red flag. Research Gangs in Schools that parents play a pivotal role in keeping young people out of gangs.
A police officer has been assigned to the entry area of the Garfield High School building to prevent gang-related activity. Youth Gangs: Problem and Response, A Review of the Literature. Recognizing Gangs Typically, people look for graffiti or bandannas as the main indicators of a gang presence. Four times likelier to use tobacco or try marijuana• An upswing in school and community gang activity began appearing in many school communities around the 2003-2004 school year and today we currently see a clear upward trend in gang activity in many communities across the nation.
" AMERICAN SCHOOL BOARD JOURNAL 173,8 August 1986 :19-24,35. As Captain Raymond Gott of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office says, simply "wearing the wrong color in a certain neighborhood can get you killed" McKinney.
However, gangs can also form in affluent areas among kids who feel alienated from friends and families Stover. ' We learned this school has a high gang presence. This may reduce friction, but Spergel warns new problems sometimes result; a gang member may be picked out if he is transferred to a school dominated by another gang Stover.
The flip side of the issue is that we also do not want to overstate the problem in a school or community, put people in unnecessary fear, or give the gangs more credit and status than they want to claim for themselves. Educators need to understand school gang prevention and preparedness measures before a crisis hits.
"Juvenile Gangs: Crime and Drug Trafficking.
Schools and communities do not simply wake up one morning and find that gangs suddenly appeared overnight.
Developing positive peers and role model organizations• " In addition to the data cited above, the recent study also revealed the following about teens who attend a school where drugs and are present:• The longer they deny, the more entrenched the problem becomes and in the end, the worse their image will be.
Gang members also cross all socio-economic backgrounds and boundaries regardless of age, sex, race, economic status, and academic achievement.
In this study, the CASA also looked at Family Ties, which is the bond between parents and teens, to find out how significant this relationship was in combating the use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs.
Experts argue that and middle school students are the most susceptible to gang recruitment.