Gangs From A Juvenile Delinquent's Perspective

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Gangs. What do you think of gangs? Have you ever stopped and wondered why there are young teenagers who join gangs and commit crimes? From a juvenile delinquent’s perspective, their violent actions may not seem immoral. Joining a gang could provide a sense of belonging. To feel safe. To feel worthy. To find hope. These teenagers feel neglected. They see the world differently from other ordinary teenagers because of the frightening and traumatic experiences they encountered. Therefore, a person’s perspective can greatly impact their thoughts, beliefs and actions.

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