This paper investigates the relationship between gang-related violence in schools and street gangs. The author came across the conception that gang-related violence that takes place in schools is triggered by the street gang activities and lifestyle that come to pass in the community, which can be formulated in two fashion, in term of gang learners being part of the street gang and conducting part of their activities in the school grounds. While on the other side, the gang learners are forming their own gang groups that are not related to the street gangs but are share the same culture. In other words, the author is trying to disentangle the question of whether the existence of street gang in societies contributes to the incidences if violence
Introduction This paper gives will give depth information on gang activity in the U.S. and explore the causes of gang memberships and it will also mention several policies that have been studied to prevent youths from joining them. As of today, gangs continue to be a huge problem in the U.S. gang members are violent and are also responsible for committing crimes from assaults to murder using firearms and other weapons to intimidate rivals, law enforcement, and the general public. The purpose of my paper is to address why many youths join gangs. My paper will also address a few policies and programs that can prevent youths from joining a gang and prevent those who are already part of it from committing crimes. Street gangs in this country can
The definition of youth gangs has been hotly debated worldwide. A commonly accepted definition was developed by a group of researchers, stating that, ‘A street gang is any durable, street-oriented youth group whose involvement in illegal activity is part of its group identity’ (Klein and Maxson, 2006: 4) (3). Many young adults have joined gangs because of various reasons but some of the main reasons usually are, growing up in abusive/single parent households, low-income societies or simply because of certain peer’s they hang out with at school. Although parents are the primary source of influence and attention in children’s early years, between ages 8 and 14 children seek a stable peer group (4). Because some children hang out with bad influences they begin to feel comfortable and their peers encourage them to continue to have bad habits then as they grow the bad habits escalate and they begin to get involved in more serious crimes.
That's where it becomes hard to tell if its an impact or just the way that the people with tendencies to join gangs act, are there higher rates of offending because of the gang or because people who join gangs are predisposed to crime? 18.7% of boys ages 14-17 in Montreal, and 15.1% in Toronto admitted to bringing a gun to school (Papadakis, 2017), weather they are in gangs or not is unknown, it could be the nurture of gangs or the nature of the person. The top crimes committed by gang members are aggravated assault, drug sales, robbery, theft, burglary and auto theft. Therefore joining a gang brings a whole lot of crimes and violence as well as life changing
The topic of zero tolerance rings a bell in the political world when it comes to racial injustice. Research shows that black students are 2.6 times as likely to be suspended as White students (Teske). This social injustice for students of color does not get any easier with zero tolerance polices. If anything, zero tolerance causes more racial discrimination and injustice. Along with the social injustice for the targeted group, there is also the social and political concern for the connection of zero tolerance and the rising number of adolescents in the Criminal Justice System, juvenile detention centers or even jail.
The facts are that many public and private school youth are involved with gangs at schools. According to the National Gang Center Bulletin 2010, responding to gangs in the school setting between public and private schools a percentage of students say that there are involved with gangs or considered themselves gang members. (Arciage, Sakamoto & Jones, 2010) However, according to the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (2007), a percentage of students reported the presence of gangs on their school campus. (Arciage, Sakamoto & Jones, 2010) Therefore, gang members bring their conflicts, attitudes, and behaviors to school; nevertheless, when passing classes, during lunch, around campus, and during assemblies events. Gang-involved youth somehow manage to engage in criminal activity, rival confrontation, delinquency, and violence.
Those are the at-risk gangs or thugs that is frequently said to African American gangs. In the 1990s, gang violence was on the rise, where it was dominantly founded in youths. Anderson, Dyson, and Lee (1996) argued that when a group of African American youths join together and commits delinquent acts and crime, they already categorized as gangs to the American public. This affect and many other affects is what creates an increase in gang violence. Those other factors are socioeconomic status, history, race, gendered, and geographic background.
When the bully takes it too far, the victim snaps and retaliates by fighting him/her back physically or verbally. Not many victims does this for fear of retaliation; nonetheless some victims are brave enough to fight back. The effects of bullying will affect the victim’s future as they grow up to become adults. If this issue continues, he/she has a right to report the incident or fight back their bullies. All forms of bullying, including cyber-bullying, are considered intolerable and criminal at school.
The rampage at their Jefferson County school in suburban Denver left fifteen individuals dead and twenty-four wounded. Shocking the entire country, the Columbine school shooting prompted a nationwide focus on why school killings occur and how to prevent them, raising concerns about how violence in the media was affecting young people. Which also, tragically, prompted several copycat killings.” Teachers as well as students should be taught more about the importance of human life and less about taking life. Which is why guns should be kept off school premises, and instead have teachers and students take classes on how to deescalate a situation instead of how to get a perfect headshot or how to shoot on the run, instead we should try to raise more people like Tuff who actually care about human