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What are characteristics of delinquent gangs? How do these characteristics influence the understanding of criminal behavior?

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What are characteristics of delinquent gangs? How do these characteristics influence theunderstanding of criminal behavior?Delinquent gangs are made up of juveniles from the same ethnic or racial group and the samegender. There are both male and female street gangs but many gangs do not have male and femalemembers. The delinquent gang will wear certain colors and use hand signals that are meant toshow they are from a certain gang. The delinquent youth gang uses graffiti to mark their territoryand do not hesitate to use violence in order to address any infringements on their territory or anyother perceived grievance. Juvenile gangs emerge in lower class areas where there is a largeamount of crime and neglect in the community. A "tribal youth subculture" is emerging amongyouth in which kids gain status by devaluing others, gang attire is routine, and violence is glorified(OJJDP,
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