Rehabilitation challenge: A gangster’s lack of individuality

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Rehabilitation challenge: A gangster’s lack of individuality

By melinda Rogers
The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated Aug 1, 2010 12:42AM MDT
Like other inmates, gang members in Utah prisons get a chance to learn how to cook, repair electronics, even knit. Classes can teach them how to set personal goals, control anger and change thought patterns.
But the gang mind-set revolves around a group, setting gangsters apart from other criminals. Gang investigators point to another unique problem in Utah: the rise of multigenerational gangs in which children are raised into a criminal lifestyle embraced by their parents.
The combination, expe…
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