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All credit to the Author - Antoinette Noel Wood,
Thesis (M.S., Criminal Justice) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2011.
Crips and Bloods-traditional gangs whose mere names conjure up fearful images of violence and destruction-are no longer at the forefront of the gang reality in Sacramento.
Instead, influenced by the Bay Area-based rap music subculture of Hyphy, gangs calling themselves "Families," "Mobbs," and "Camps" are believed to be creating a new, hybridized gang culture.
Sources of Data Employing grounded theory methods of qualitative data analysis, this paper examines four key areas in which this Hyphy-gang relationship is being portrayed: media created by people within the Hyphy movement.
News sources covering Hyphy;
Trial transcripts that focus on offenders and victims who are believed to be involved in the Hyphy movement and gang culture; and police reports and media releases concerning this relationship
Ultimately, Antoinette was concerned with addressing one key question: How new is this "new" reality? Conclusions Reached The data clearly demonstrates that the three themes examined; acts of retaliation for disrespect, snitching, and remembering the dead, are handled the same way by the three types of African American gangs that Sacramento County has.
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Hybrid gangs and the hyphy movement: crossing the color line in Sacramento County.HYBRID GANGS AND THE HYPHY MOVEMENT: CROSSING THE COLOR LINE IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY