Personally I actually like the idea and think it could work.
"Through gang life, we tried to avoid reality, pain and misery.... We sought relief through retaliation, extortion, and robbery more and more often....
"We reached a point in our lives where we felt like a lost cause....We were sick and tired of pain and trouble; we were frightened and hid our fear.... When nothing relieved our paranoia and fear, we hit bottom and became ready to ask for help."
--from the unreleased "Gangsters Anonymous: Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions"
Kenny Mitchell, 44, is a longshoreman and the founder of Gangster's Anonymous. He believes the solution to homicide lies in changing the thinking of gang members through a 12-step program.