Gang Violence: Conflict Delinquent Subculture

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The theory that best support gang violence is the conflict delinquent subculture. Conflict delinquent subculture is a subculture in which youth oppose the mainstream through violence, underground economies and/or gang activity because of a lack of opportunities to succeed. Majority gangs are in low class neighborhoods where the kids there don’t have much offered to them. These adolescents are usually not completely loved and cared for within their households so they turn to the streets for “love” in gangs. These juveniles believe that once they gain a gang their going to be protected at all times by any counts, they mistake this for love. These juveniles parents are usually on drugs, in jail, gang members, or just not able to control them.

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