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1

racketeering

obtaining money through acts such as extortion, bribery, illegal gambling, and loan sharking

2

what are the 5 types of gangs as identified by maxson and malcolm?

classical/traditional gang, neo-classical gang, compressed gang, collective group, and specialty group

3

explain the control theorist's perspective on gangs

violent individuals are drawn to gangs; gangs do not create violent individuals

4

3 characteristics of someone with low self-control

impulsive, little empathy, cannot anticipate long-term consequences

5

efforts to eliminate gangs through a process of deterrence and incapacitation

suppression strategies

6

weed and seed strategy

combines removal of violent gang members from a community with long-term community development