This discussion we are exploring gangs and Substances as these relate to violence. Weave together a comprehensive
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The documentary, Crips and Bloods: Made in America explores the decades-long cycle of destruction and despair that defines modern gang culture, while the documentary, Gangs: Beyond Drugs and Violence explores breaking the cycles of gang violence. Referencing these videos as well as the linked course materials and textbook chapters, address the following in this discussion:
The textbook proposes four theories to explain gang violence. I ask you to choose one of these two: Strain or Cultural Deviance. Which do you think better helps explain the approach to interrupting violence seen in Gangs: Beyond Drugs and Violence documentary? Why? Cite at least one of the three cases explored to support your choice.
Apply the following questions to Crips and Bloods: Made in America:
How do drugs and alcohol fit within the context of gang violence?
Do you think the theory you chose to explain Gangs: Beyond Drugs and Violence also applies to the case of gangs developing in LA (Crips and Bloods), given what you have said in the previous question (alcohol and drugs)?
If yes, how so?
If not, how would the other theory better explain the gang d development in LA.?
Make certain to illustrate that you can identify the key elements of the theory as it applies to the documentary, and support with evidence from the films.