Gang-problem communities (or segments of communities) are viewed as comprising of two overlapping types – chronic and emerging.

Gang-problem communities (or segments of communities) are viewed as comprising of two overlapping types – chronic and emerging.

Chronic – characterized by an established, marginalized population and a long-term, serious gang problem.

Emerging – characterized by a recently-arrived, less-marginalized population and a less serious, more recently-developed gang problem.

Scope, duration, and severity of both adult and juvenile crime, including gang crime, tend to be greater in the chronic than in the emerging gang-crime communities or their segments.

Before you continue, view the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq8lvVVQYBc&t=383s

INSTRUCTIONS

For this assignment, you will create a brief presentation using PowerPoint or a similar tool.

Find one chronic gang (do not pick a gang that was included in Module 1) and one emerging gang. Explain how each of the interventionists below would be able to intervene with each of the gangs. It is possible that one or more of the interventionists would have a difficult time with the chronic gangs. If you believe that is the case, justify why. You can click on each of the interventionists below to learn more about who they are and what they do.
Gang police officers (Links to an external site.) https://www.houstontx.gov/police/divisions/gang/index.htm
Probation officers (Links to an external site.) https://blog.ipleaders.in/probation-officers-and-their-duties-under-the-probation-of-offenders-act/
Non-police outreach workers (Links to an external site.) https://www.urbanpeaceinstitute.org/new-our-approach-page
Former gang members acting as intervention specialists (Links to an external site.) https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/03/health/turning-points-shanduke-mcphatter-gun-violence-at-risk-youth/index.html

Your presentation should have one slide that gives an overview of the emerging gang, one that gives an overview of the chronic gang, and a slide for each of the interventionists that explains what they could do or could not do to try to intervene with the gangs.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/03/health/turning-points-shanduke-mcphatter-gun-violence-at-risk-youth/index.html

https://www.urbanpeaceinstitute.org/new-our-approach-page

Probation officers and their duties under the Probation of Offenders Act

https://www.houstontx.gov/police/divisions/gang/index.htm