CCJO4366 Gangs

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of street and prison gangs. It will cover structure, organization, and the relationship of individual gang members and the gang. This will also include current theoretical perspectives on gang behavior.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Define the scope of the present-day street gang phenomenon.
  • Identify significant risk factors for gang involvement.
  • Explain different theoretical perspectives for gang existence.
  • Examine regional trends in gang activity as viewed by the FBI
  • Discuss the process of gaining organizational development.
  • Explain the unique contribution of prison gangs to street gang