Security Threat Groups/Gangs in Prison

For your Assignment, which is due at the end of Unit 2, you will submit a 5–6 page research paper on the following topic:

Security Threat Groups/Gangs in Prison

Research the following Security Threat Groups/Gangs: The Aryan Brotherhood, Black Guerilla Family, The Folk Nation, The Mexican Mafia, and MS 13. Provide an overview of each gang, focusing on the specific impact of these groups on the correctional system. Be sure to explain the following for each gang:

  • Where the gang originated and who its founder was
  • What its basic beliefs and mission are
  • The prisons where it is the strongest and weakest (geographically)
  • Whether it is growing or in decline
  • The criminal activities that the gang is involved in within the prison system
  • At least one example to illustrate how dangerous it is in the prison system

Conclude your paper with a comparative analysis of these gangs. What similarities and differences exist between them in regard to mission, threat level and criminal activity? You must use at least five references, including your course text.