Gang

A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals or close friends with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or other forms of illegal behavior. Gang members are typically "jumped in" or have to prove their loyalty by committing acts such as theft or violence. Although gangs exist internationally, there is a greater level of study and knowledgeable information of gangs specifically in the United States.

Read more about Gang:  Definition, Current Numbers, Notable Examples, Types and Structure, Who Joins and Why, Typical Activities, Gang Violence, Motives, Identification, Gang Membership in The US Military

Famous quotes containing the word gang:

    We owe to genius always the same debt, of lifting the curtain from the common, and showing us that divinities are sitting disguised in the seeming gang of gypsies and peddlars.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The best laid schemes o’ mice and men Gang aft agley;
    An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)