The Vice Lords: A gang profile analysis

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The Vice Lords have occupied more pages in the social science literature and the popular media than most other street gangs in modern American history. The subject of two books, documentary, and dozens of articles, the Vice Lords have been a pivotal actor in the history of street gangs and continue to be a major presence in the modern gang world. In part, this is due to the gang's colorful history that begins in a boys reformatory in the late 1950s and he has grown to more than 20 states in 400 cities by the mid-1990s. This makes the gang an ideal candidate for criminological in sociological analysis offering insight into getting processes, organizational Eva Lucian, and gang crime. As such, the main goal of this profile is to provide a thorough and detailed analysis of the Vice Lords and discuss its relevance for criminal justice policy and the social science theory. Using a variety of sources, the breadth, and depth of data presented in this analysis cover more than 40 years of the gang's history - an undertaking unparalleled in getting literature. In the vein of similar profiles in research on gangs, the present analysis extends and update the history of the Vice Lords using a variety of research methods that will prove useful to criminal justice practitioners. Over the getting's existence, the Vice Lords have been involved in a range of activities that surpasses most legitimate organization's, and for decades the Vice Lords have can mobilize civil rights activities, secured more than a quarter of $1 million of government and private funds, owned and operated legitimate businesses, organized and operated a drug empire, any file from an informal peer group to a multi-State Street organization

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