Requirements – Please discuss the following in your paper: 1. Why did you choose this topic/issue on gangs? What are your views, attitudes, and beliefs about this topic/issue before reading the articles? (approx. 1.5 pages) 2. After reviewing your selected journal articles, please discuss the research on your selected topic. Please make sure to discuss the following: (approx. 7 pages) • Give an introduction of your chosen topic/issue (e.g., theories about gangs, gangs and police, gang membership, gang subculture, evidence-based interventions, treatments, or programs.) • Discuss the significance of your chosen topic/issue. In other words, why is your chosen gangs topic/issue important and worthy of study? • Discuss the major findings and concepts from your review of the research on your chosen topic or issue. 2 • Discuss any policies, strategies, programs, interventions, services, etc. that was suggested by the scholarly research journal articles to effectively address your chosen topic or issue on gangs. • Discuss any theories that were used to inform thinking about your topic/issue in the journal articles, various samples used in the studies, various hypotheses examined in the journal articles, and/or various methodologies used in the journal articles. 3. After reading the scholarly research journal articles, what impact did it have on your views, attitudes, and beliefs about your chosen topic/issue on gangs? Explain. (approx. 1.5 pages) Additional Requirements 1) Please give your paper an appropriate title page including your name, date, and a title for your paper. 2) All references must be cited in the body of the paper (in-text) and in a separate reference list at the end of your paper. Adhere to the APA format. 3) Page length: At least 10 pages, NOT including the title page and reference page. The paper should be double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font. 4) Please support your discussions with specific examples from the scholarly research journal articles. 5) Please be sure to proofread your paper. Papers that are vague, hard to follow, and/or filled with typos and other grammatical errors will receive a lower grade.
THE STUDY OF GANGS