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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 225 - Gangs & Graffiti

Credit Hours: .5

This course enforcement law enforcement personnel to the reasons why gangs utilize graffiti. It also suggests how to interpret the more common terms and substantiate the dangers in permitting graffiti to grow in American communities. This course has a gang and crime prevention emphasis.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion ofthis seminar, the student will be able to:

  • distinguish among tagging, gang graffiti, youthful exuber­ance, and ideological graffiti;
  • discuss problems related to graffiti (e.g. public disorder, shoplifting, related gang violence and property destruc­ tion);
  • explain why young people join gangs;
  • distinguish among White, Black, Chicano, and oriental gang philosophies and styles;
  • illustrate an understanding of the philosophy of gangs or movements driven by racism, political ideology, or rage; and
  • interpret some of the more common graffiti expressions.

Year Round (N)