Although social network research on gang involvement is well established (Fleisher, 2002, 2006), studies on gang members and violent crimes are relatively new. Think about the role social networks pla

Although social network research on gang involvement is well established (Fleisher, 2002, 2006), studies on gang members and violent crimes are relatively new. Think about the role social networks play in gang violence. Please use the following website to learn about gang activity by state/region: https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/2011-national-gang-threat-assessment

  • What regions/cities in your area have the highest presence of youth gang activity?(New Jersey)
  • Can you find any evidence in your area of a gang-related use of social networks or any evidence of gun victimization?
  • Consider in your reply posts – if you had a complete network mapping of the social networks among and within gangs in an area, what kinds of opportunities for intervention and violence prevention would be possible?

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