Choose one of the following questions and answer;



1: Can gang membership be predicted – why or why not? What are the main predictive factors that increase the likelihood that an individual will join a gang? Which of these factors do YOU think is the most influential? Finally, what is the main limitation of the Seattle Study and why is this consideration important?

2: What are some of the major historical events that have influenced the development of West Coast Latino Gangs in the U.S.? Why were these events so important? What do these events suggest more broadly about the relationship between marginalization and gang formation?

3: What is the role of U.S. street gangs in the transnational drug trade? How does America’s drug appetite affect U.S./Mexico border security? What are some solutions for reducing the violence related to gangs and drug trafficking?