Gangs in Los Angeles Overview
What factors were present in early Los Angeles that are considered relevant to the discussion of the development of the Crips and the Bloods? What adaptive strategies were used in Los Angeles by residents of color in Los Angeles prior to the gang escalation? What social dynamics and socioeconomic factors are present in Los Angeles today that are part and parcel to gang proliferation in this area? What factors continue to provide a steady flow of new recruits for gangs in Los Angeles (and other urban areas in our nation)?