Assignment 2: gang stories | CRJ 435 Drugs, Gangs, and Organized Crime | Strayer University

For this assignment, you will analyze the life of someone who has been involved in a gang. You can use the video in the link below

My story; from gangland daughter to star teacher

https://www.ted.com/talks/pearl_arredondo_my_story_from_gangland_daughter_to_star_teacher

start your analysis of Pearl Arredondo’s life story, your own story if you have been affected by gangs, or someone you know. Then write a 4-6-page paper answering the following questions:

  1. How was she able to rise above crime, delinquency, and gang life?
  2. Identify at least four factors that you believe are important for one to understand the origins of the juvenile’s delinquent behavior.
  3. What protective factors helped Pearl Arredondo (or the person in your own story)?
  4. What risk factors did she face?
  5. Apply at least two research-based early intervention programs described in Chapter 9 that Pearl Arredondo could use in the school program she created.

Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources. You may research local, federal and state statues in your state to illustrate your point. The Strayer Library at research.strayer.edu is an excellent place to start.

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

  • Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
  • Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
  • Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

Course Objectives:

  • Critically analyze the historical rise in power of gangs and gang affiliation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the numerous effects, including addiction, of drugs, which motivate the market.
  • Discuss the historical laws associated with illegal substances.
  • Distinguish the difference among Italian, Irish, Asian, Russian, and other crime syndicates.
  • Clearly differentiate between productive and non-productive law enforcement strategies used to address the drug problem in America.
  • Examine the activities, motivation, operations, logistics, and finances associated with the world drug trade and the relation to gang and organized crime cultures.
  • Assess release and reentry considerations for criminal offenders.
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