Based on Chapter6 in your Text (P. 197 -218) if you have it  or One Outside Reference (if you don’t have your text) and the Power Point in Module 8 – Write a 2 page report in APA format.
Your writing assignment is divided into sections:
1.  Cover Page
2. Introduction –  Define nations gangs, provide some data on nations gangs, and explain the difference between Nations gangs and street gangs 
3. Body of the Report – List the primary nations gangs. When did these come into existence? Explain the difference between People Nation and Folk Nation.  Identify a nations gang that interests you and write two paragraphs discussing their location, membership population, structure, process and primary criminal activities.
4. Reflection –  Reflect on nations gangs and why it is important that these gangs be monitored and controlled.  If you were the head of the FBI what approach would you take?
5. Conclusion
6. Reference Page (APA Format)

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Report Name

Student Name



Running header: Writing Assignment Module 7


Report Name (This is your introduction below)

Repeat your title at the beginning of your Report. Place a one-half inch indent (one tab)

at the beginning of each new paragraph. The APA format is double spaced lines, one-inch

margins, and two spaces between each sentence. This section below the Report Name serves as

a short introduction to your Report. Describe your topic and explain the purpose of your Report.

Heading for Main portion of Report (Example: Texas Prisons STG)

Discuss the main points of your topic here. Be clear and concise. When you use a quote

of under 40 words put it in quotation marks. For example, according to Delaney (2014), “A

discussion of prison gangs is relevant to the study of street gangs because so many gangbangers

end up in prison and continue their gangbanging lifestyle behind bars.” (p. 20). If you paraphrase

(put in your own words) something than an author said indicate that at the end of the of the

paraphrase. For example, In the 1990’s states such as Illinois had as many as 60 percent of their

population belonged to a gang. (Delaney, 2014). If your quote is more than 40 words, you

indent. For example, Delaney reports:

Texas officials estimated that of the 143,000 inmates in their prisons, 5,000 had been

identified as gang members and another 10,000 are under suspicion. Prison gangs are not

great in number in Texas, but they are highly organized and possess a paramilitary-type

structure.” (p. 21)

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Reflection (this is your response to the issue)

When you are writing in APA, you usually write in the third person when

referring to your thoughts. For example, The Texas Syndicate has been shown to be a

prime example of how a security threat group can spread from one state prisons system to

another. This author questions the practice of transferring problem gang members to out

of state prisons. While this does separate the problem inmate from one facility, if this

inmate is a gang leader, it gives him or her the opportunity to recruit new members and

build the gang’s area of influence and operation in a second state. (Delaney, p. 26) For

Reports that ask for autobiographic information or if providing autographic information,

you may write in the first person. For example, I had a relative who was sentenced to

five years in prison for a non-violent offense and had no gang affiliations. However

when he came out, he had Aryan Brotherhood tattoos and a different attitude toward

society. He openly and without hesitation expressed his support for the use of violence.

This gave me a first-hand look at how gangs control and influence non-violent offenders.

When you have finished presenting your ide


Nations Gangs


Gang Denial
When budget shortfalls happen, and police agencies must cut back on programs one of the first under the microscope is the gang investigation unit. Consequently, some communities had engaged in gang denial. This is the case in many small towns and in your text the author uses his hometown of Syracuse New York. ”When a community suffers from gang denial, ineffective prevention of gang growth and development is often the consequence.” (p.175)
Gang denial is usually not an issue in America’s largest cities.


Nations Gangs
According to the National Alliance of Gang Investigators, in order to qualify as a nations gang:
Memberships exceeds 1,000 members
The gang can be documented in multiple states
The gang maintains extensive drug networks
The gang exercises aggressive recruiting strategies
The gang has advocated an ambition for power and massive membership
Smaller gangs seek to align with nations gangs, while they lose their former “identity” this will be replaced by a more ”respected” super identity. (p.177)


Nation Gangs
Large gangs, or nation gangs have spread beyond their respective immediate neighborhoods and regions where their influence is seen across states and even countries. For example the Crips and Bloods have grown beyond California to numerous other states.
These are the “Nations” gangs:


Nation Street Gangs
There are plenty of urban local street gangs in cities across the U.S. Many of them especially those in larger urban areas are likely to join a “Nation” gang. Nations status is given to any street gang that has an affiliation across the U.S. The largest of these nation coalitions are the Crips, Bloods, People, and Folks. The goal of this lesson is to help you define a nations gang and to identify some of the larger nation’s gangs.


Defining A “Nations Gang”


In our text, American Street Gangs, the author, Tim Delaney defines a nations gang as:

“Nations status is given to any street gang that has affiliations across the United States.” (P. 197)

For example: The Folk Nation (also known as Folk) is an alliance of American street gangs originating from the Chicago area, in 1978. The gang has since spread throughout the United States, particularly to the Midwestern United States. They are rivals to the People Nation.

FBI 2009 Gang Threat Summary
According to the FBI the primary threat involving gangs comes from the members migrating from urban to suburban areas with regard to trafficking, distribution and sales of illegal drugs.
The existence of 1 million gang members pervades all 50 states.
Most gangs engage in violence in conjunction with a variety of crimes including retail level drug distribution
58% of local law enforcement agencies reported that criminal gangs were active in their jurisdictions in 2008 as compared to 45% in 2004, increasing 14% in just four years.
Gangs are migrating from urban to suburban



2013 National Gang Report

The 2013 National Gang Report (NGR) represents an overview of current gang activities and
trends in the United States. Intelligence herein depicts survey data retrieved collectively from
the National Gang Survey (NGS) of the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations
(NAGIA); the Gangs and US Border Survey conducted by US Customs and Border Protection
(CBP); open source reports; and anecdotal examples of gang activity as captured by state,
local, tribal and federal gang investigators across the nation.

NAGIA’s NGS – which served as the primary source of data collection for the NGR – was dis-
seminated to law enforcement officials across the United States. Participation was voluntary.
Six hundred thirty one state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies responded.
Results indicate that participants this year dropped by 25 percent from participants of the 2010
National Drug Threat Survey (NDTS). One reason for the decrease in participation stems from
the fact that mechanisms for previous data collections were defunded. Another contributing
factor lies in the decline in resources due to the fiscal sequestration of the US Government.
Restraints on government resources adversely affect every level of law enforcement, largely
by creating shortages in manpower and thereby limiting data collection efforts and reporting

Due to inconclusive reporting and lack of confidence in estimates collected from the NGS, the
NGR does not contain numbers or estimates of gang members in the United States. The Na-
tional Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) recommends contacting individual state and local law


2013 National Gang Report

National Gang Intelligence Center

The NGIC was established by Congress in 2005 in order to support law enforcement agencies
through timely and accurate information sharing and to provide strategic and tactical analysis
to federal, state, and local law enforcement. A multi-agency fusion center, the NGIC integrates
its resources to investigate and study the growth, migration, and criminal networks of gangs
that pose a significant threat to communities throughout the United States. The NGIC is com-
prised of representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); US Drug Enforce-
ment Administration (DEA); US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF);
US Bureau of Prisons (BOP); United States Marshals Service (USMS); US Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE); US Department of Defense (DOD); and CBP.

A key function of the NGIC is to educate the law enforcement community on all matters rel-
evant to gangs. In its mission to educate law enforcement, NGIC analysts use their subject
matter expertise to train state, local, and federal gang investigators across the nation. The
NGIC further educates law enforcement by integrating its resources to create and disseminate

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