As claimed by Gardner (1992, p. 83) “Gangs came into existence and flourish because the needs of the young people in a neighbourhood or culture or family are not being met. The Gang, in essence, fills the void.” In today’s society there are a variety of different types of gangs which have affected the society on different ways. Street gangs, according to Klein (as cited in Carlie, 2002) are a “semi structured groups of adolescents and young adults who engage in felonious and criminal behavior.” This kind of Gang is very popular in the United States and is responsible for illegal selling of drugs and also turf wars which have heightened murder rates in many cities and communities. Many have pondered why individuals join street gangs and participate in illicit activities. Some will argue that the main causes of the formation of street gang is economic factors and some might equally argue that it is political influences that fuel the formation of street gangs, but it goes beyond the two factors.
Examine and discuss the impact of gangs on society using research evidence to support argument. Introduction When citizens hear about the word gangs, the first thing that comes to mind with most of us are negative thoughts about criminality. This is because of the activities that gang members engage in and the lifestyle that they portray. There is no one true meaning for the term gangs because it is based on the view and interest of the person defining it, the trends, and the changing social aspect of the gang. It is stated that many large communities are at great risk of significant gang activity.
As a result of my study on gangs, I have discovered that the reasons people join gangs are because they have an addiction to drugs, have uncontrollable emotions, face experiences with failure and have unhealthy relationships. I agree with these causes of why people join gangs and also believe those causes can be prevented. By making good decisions, I believe people would not join a gang. Other people might say that becoming involved with gangs cannot be controlled due to family and ethnic cultures endorsing it, but this is unreasonable because of all the preventions to the causes. The addiction to drugs is a cause of joining gangs, because once a person gets hooked they will take any necessary means to receive these drugs.
Unfortunately the safety of being on campus is under question as an alarming number of people on campus have reported being sexually assaulted on campus. This discovery is something that communities need to realize is occurring more than it is being reported and we need to cease this horrendous crime from happening. Sexual Assault on college campuses greatly affects the lives of those assaulted and even those in the community. According to the United States Department of Justice “One out of every four female undergraduates will become a victim to some form of sexual assault before graduation” (Realities, 1). Sexual assault can have both physical and emotional impacts on the victim and can cause emotional trauma that makes day-to-day life very difficult.
Viewing too much media violence encourages kids to see the world as their enemies and a dangerous place rather than as individuals. Sometimes, those kinds of kids also have difficulty getting along with their peers because they cannot put themselves in others ' shoes. As they become less desirable, they will feel deep hatred inside and view the world as a mean place where only violence triumphs over peace. As kids grow up, they will not care anyone 's feeling and have a strong need to see everyone being punished.. One perfect example is the Columbine High School massacre occurred in 1999. Two young men Harris and Dylan opened fire, detonated bombs, and killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher after they watched a movie called the Matrix, and they did not feel pity, guilty, or remorse on people they hurt.
He emphasised the latest research has shown that the mass violent media in adolescence creates aggressive behaviour in their future life such as physical attacks or spouse offense. Expressively, Dr Christopher L. Heffner in The Psychological Effects of Violent Media on Children (2003), identified that children are mostly exposed to media because they want to keep distance with adults from the dreadful relation between them and they usually like to react in a harmful conduct towards them. Identically, he supported the exponents who contend that violent media is related to aggressive
Indirectly they will get involve into the crime problems. Besides that, the lack of moral in the household such as divorce and fights also influence youngsters to involve in unhealthy activities. When parent always fight at home it will make their child become stress and lead them to choose to run away from home to find peace of life. According to Hamed (2016), "Police statistics in 2015 showed a total of 2,540 teenagers run away from home with her boyfriend, 1,857 influenced by their peers, 1,592 had run away from home because of family problems, while 1,371 were run for wanting freedom” (Hamed, 2016). Thus, one can say that the cause of the deterioration of moral in terms of upbringing, education, supervision and control by parents or
Cyber-bullying has also caused many teenagers to commit suicide as a form to get away from such humiliation when bullied. Many cyber bullies often able to not get caught even if they wrote harsh comments. This affects the victims tremendously because as much as they want to catch and know who wrote it, they could not find them. Hence, asking for help seems helpless and they only way to get rid of this pain, they commit
Most of them will think ‘ why am i is a homeless child?’ so they want revenge and strike the society, because they think this is not fair for them, and they will become more negative when they think about this, then the things like crimes, drugs, abuse etc. anything that is bad for the people and society happens. For these homelessness children, actually homeless is a shadow part for them, because they couldn’t do anything when they are still a child, they might get abducted by these bad guys for money, or they will cultivate them to use for the future, everything could happen, no one knows.Crime is a
Today students begin drugs often because they are feeling pressure from their peers, society, conflicting values, due to culturally different students around the world suggests that modern youth all over the world especially third countries like India, Bangladesh and Vietnam are in the mindset of an overwhelming value crises. School, lack off conducing environment for interaction, this may lead to drug abuse home generation (generation