Gang Leader for a Day Response Due July 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM EASTERN New York TIM
Gang Leader for a Day Response Due July 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM EASTERN New York TIME  Please note you may not use any direct quotes in this  assignment!!! My professor will automatically fail anyone who includes any quotes. It is always best to paraphrase and cite information instead of quoting it whenever possible!!!!  PLEASE NOTE YOU ARE NOT CONDUCTING ORIGINAL RESEARCH FOR THIS PROJECT. THIS ASSIGNMENT INVOLVES RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS BASED ON VENKATESH 2008. YOU ARE NOT TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, ANY OF HIS SUBJECTS, OR INTERVIEW ANYONE INVOLVED OR NOT INVOLVED IN GANGS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, ETC. ANY PROJECTS INVOLVING DATA COLLECTION MUST (IN ACCORDANCE TO FEDERAL LAW) MEET IRB REQUIREMENTS/APPROVAL OF MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY IRB. ANY STUDENT WHO COLLECTS ANY DATA OUTSIDE OF WHAT IS IDENTIFIED AS REQUIRED FOR THIS assignment/PROJECT BELOW WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC GRADE OF 0. THIS IS NOT DEBATABLE OR NEGOTIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE READ THE BOOK THAT IS ATTACHED BELOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.  Below are 8 questions. Please choose 4 to respond. Your responses should be NUMBERED!!! So that they may be differentiated.  If a student chose to answer questions 1, 2,3, and 8 they would organize their assignment as follows: Write response to question one. Write response to question three. Write response to question six. Write response to question eight. Please choose 4 of the follow questions below. Each response should be between 1.5 and 2 pages in length for a minimum length of 7 pages maximum length of nine pages NOT included title and reference pages. Pages should be paginated (numbered) via the insert page number function in Word. DO NOT MANUALLY TYPE IN PAGE NUMBERS!!!! Font size should be no larger than 12 and double spaced. DO NOT USE CREATIVE SPACING BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS OR ANSWERS. DO NOT INCLUDE PICTURES, GRAPHS, OR ANY OTHER ‘FILLERS.’ Questions: 1. Throughout Gang Leader for a day Venkatesh makes comparisons between the Black Kings’ drug trafficking with more conventional forms of American business. Do you agree or disagree with these comparisons? Why? 2. J.T. argued the activities of the Black Kings provided more benefits than harm to the community. Do you agree or disagree with J.T.? Are there ways in which the community would be worse off if the BKs were to stop operating in the projects? 3. How did Venkatesh gain the confidence of J.T. and the other people he meets at Robert Taylor? Did he ever completely earn their trust? Why are issues of trust so difficult in this book? 4. Venkatesh’s views the Chicago police and other social institutions of power are less than glowing terms. Do you think the city’s institutions helped to create and maintain the conditions that allow gangs to flourish? Why or why not? 5. Why did Venkatesh’s efforts to educate the young women and children of the project fail? Why was it so difficult in general to help the people he met in the projects? 6. How did a strong woman like Ms. Bailey exert influence over the housing project? How does the exercise of female power in this book differ from the demonstrations of male power? 7. When you read Gang Leader for a Day, did you question the ethics of Venkatesh’s research? Was Venkatesh, as exploitative and manipulative in his own way as J.T. was in his? 8. Did reading Gang Leader for a Day make help you identify more or less with the problems of America’s urban poor? Why or why not? EXTREMLY IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT AND I NEED 100 ON IT! PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS. IF YOU ARE CONFUSED ON ANYTHING PLEASE ASK ME!!

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