Event Title

Street Gang Portrayal in Popular Culture

Presenter Information

Tim Delaney, SUNY-Oswego

Location

Panel 04: Basil 209

Start Date

26-10-2012 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2012 5:00 PM

Description

There are more than 1.1 million street gang members and over 30,000 street gangs in theUnited States. Street gangs exist in all 50 American states and are found in all socioeconomic classes and in all racial and ethnic groups. For some citizens, the problems presented by gangs are a daily nightmare. For others, their knowledge of gangs is based on second-hand reports or what they hear from various sources of popular culture. After all, most people prefer not to mingle with street gangsters. Street gangs are portrayed in film, music, television, videos, video games, books, cyberspace, and sports. In this paper, a number of examples of street gang portrays in popular culture will be discussed.

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Oct 26th, 3:30 PM Oct 26th, 5:00 PM

Street Gang Portrayal in Popular Culture

Panel 04: Basil 209

There are more than 1.1 million street gang members and over 30,000 street gangs in theUnited States. Street gangs exist in all 50 American states and are found in all socioeconomic classes and in all racial and ethnic groups. For some citizens, the problems presented by gangs are a daily nightmare. For others, their knowledge of gangs is based on second-hand reports or what they hear from various sources of popular culture. After all, most people prefer not to mingle with street gangsters. Street gangs are portrayed in film, music, television, videos, video games, books, cyberspace, and sports. In this paper, a number of examples of street gang portrays in popular culture will be discussed.