Event Title

What Are We Seeing? Change, Evolution, or What

Presenter Information

Citlalik Figueroa
Britney Boyd

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Location

SMSU Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Gisela Bichler

Start Date

5-16-2019 9:30 AM

End Date

5-16-2019 11:00 AM

Abstract

A comparative case study on two Los Angeles based gangs, Hoover Criminals and East Coast Crips. We compared the centrality of these gangs and changes in their attacking behaviors using a social network analysis approach. Violent gang related incidents for each gang were found and mapped to see how violent conflict evolved over time. Within our networks we found substance change rather than evolution requiring us to rethink our analytic approach. Changes observed in networks cannot be solely attributed to civil gang injunctions being that the East Coast Crips did not have one. Future focus may want to look at the hierarchical structure of gang in the cities they are embedded in.

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May 16th, 9:30 AM May 16th, 11:00 AM

What Are We Seeing? Change, Evolution, or What

SMSU Event Center BC

A comparative case study on two Los Angeles based gangs, Hoover Criminals and East Coast Crips. We compared the centrality of these gangs and changes in their attacking behaviors using a social network analysis approach. Violent gang related incidents for each gang were found and mapped to see how violent conflict evolved over time. Within our networks we found substance change rather than evolution requiring us to rethink our analytic approach. Changes observed in networks cannot be solely attributed to civil gang injunctions being that the East Coast Crips did not have one. Future focus may want to look at the hierarchical structure of gang in the cities they are embedded in.