1. One who has actively participated in the proliferation of the violent Structural Gang Culture© psychology-its geographical transmission- cultural mores and norms, over a 25 year period.
2. One who has studied the socio-economic-political and environmental stimuli that facilitate the matriculation into the Structural Gang Culture©’s Conformist Ideology©.
3. One who diagnoses patterns-etiology-and the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that procures-informs and in some instances, dictates Structural Gang Culture behaviors and interactions, concomitant with Post Traumatic Gang Syndrome© (PTGS) and treats said behaviors through functional contextual curricula.
Gang: (Old English) course, going, a journey, a way, passage.
A group of people, especially young people, who regularly associate together.
Ology:(French, Latin) denoting a subject of study or interest
Logist: Indicating a person skilled or involved in a branch of study.
N'STEP - the new paradigm - recognizes that gang members are not born - and youth violence is not inherent, but both are created. We address the phases of development from childhood to adolescence and the shared perceptions and experiences which provide the need for youth violence and gang membership.