In the United States, every year there are around 2,000 gang-related homicides and in the realistic fiction novel, The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton, it explores the issues of gang violence, and teenagers in gangs. Around 40% of all members in gangs are teenagers, who are getting involved in some dangerous things very early in life. In the novel The Outsiders, the “Greasers” which is a gang of all teenagers, fight other gangs and commit serious crimes such as murder. We as a society need to pinpoint why teenagers join gangs and stop them beforehand. We also need to help people get out of gangs if they are already in one. There is a number of reasons that range from simple to complex, on why teenagers join gangs, and we can help by finding solutions to their specific problem before they choose to join one. To help someone get out of a gang, we as a society need to show there’s more out there in the world that they could do that will make a positive impact.
Canada and the United States have a very similar criminal justice system. Both systems have the same players: the criminal, the police, a prosecutor, and a judge. They also have similar steps in prosecuting a criminal, except with slightly different names. The basic steps in the United States criminal justice system are arrest, preliminary hearing to determine bail, preliminary arraignment to determine what crime was committed within jurisdiction in the court, arraignment to determine if the defendant will plead guilty or not guilty, trial to determine if the defendant is guilty, and sentencing by the judge to determine the punishment for the crime.
Our world is a very unique and everyday changing environment which brings many different experiences upon us. As we grow older by the day we learn and adapt to different environments. With population on the rise across our plant, people are starting to get more and more comfortable with fast incomes and negative ways to get around barriers that life has to offer us. Organized crime has been around for as long as human kind has existed, from Ancient Greece to today’s 21st century. Organized crime is always increasing as market demands go up, and the competition for wealth skyrockets. Organized crime is a trade that is run by criminals; it is categorized as national and international. The criminals that run the game are mostly in it for the money and profit.
Families that are poor or have a low income are more likely to commit crimes for the purpose of their own needs to survive. “It is a fact that neighborhoods where the poor are concentrated are more prone to high crime rates, and poor residents are the most common victims of crimes” (1). The best explanation for this is that poorer people have the same needs as a regular middle-class citizen. The poor citizens need certain things to help him or her live a healthy life, such as healthcare, food stamps, and more employment options. One may argue that healthcare is too expensive and that food stamps have been taken away from many people. It is also extremely difficult to get a well-paying job in order to pay for housing, healthcare, and food. The lack of healthcare, food stamps, and well-paying jobs can result in people turning towards crime because of issues such as mental health, physical health, and employment options.
Throughout the story, “A Brother’s Murder”, social injustice and diversity are eminently displayed. But, what is social injustice and diversity? They are the parameters that define the narrator’s brother, Blake. The area of where he lived, socioeconomics, and the lifestyle he lived are what ,truly, led to his death and are mainly the reason for why social injustice is visible.
Weak family ties, single parent households, multiple transitions within a family, and poverty/financial stress are all potential influences for youths to join a gang (Howell & Egley, 2005). Family risk factors can also include parents refusing to give their children the proper education or lack of discipline at home (Howell & Egley, 2005). Family members that are in gangs can also influence their children to join a gang themselves (Herrenkohl et al. 2010; Lahey et al. 1999).
Gordon states considering the nature of capitalism we should not ask ‘why the working class commit crime?’ but we should instead ask ‘why they don’t commit more crime?’ (D, Gordon, 1991). He argues that the thought of capitalism persuades criminal behaviour in all social classes. Gordon believed that the need to win at all costs just encourages capitalists to carry out white collar crime and also things such as tax avoidance. It is believed that capitalism assists with envy poorer people have so therefore the poorer parts of society may have a criminal reaction to feeling like
Juvenile delinquency due to gang relation has increased drastically. Many people fail to realize that gangs have a considerable influence on the decisions juveniles are making. Adolescents are easily influenced by the members of the gangs and manipulated to commit certain crimes. As juveniles they are not mentally and emotionally mature to make such critical decisions, which in turn allow gang members to manipulate and control the youth they recruit. Juveniles become a part of gangs for several reasons, including, gaining protection, governmental, and social issues. Overall, gang engagement has evidently shown to negatively impact the youth.
Gangs are negative groups of people to associate with. They are composed of very dangerous people. Gangs and gang violence should be eliminated so that the amount of people that get harmed because of these can be decreased. Gang violence should be stopped because it negatively affects businesses, schools, and communities.
Crime is defined as an act that violates the constitution such as theft, assault, drugs/alcohol offense, curfew violations, and murder. Despite being punishable by law, many people still commit these crimes including teenagers.
Every day on the news there are all kinds of reports. Crime reports are a major part of today's events. Almost every day there are posts about crimes. The level of crime has risen immensely in every corner of the world. People have tried to understand the causes of crime, but if we look around the world we can see that many of the crimes are caused by people who abuse drugs and alcohol, people who think negatively towards others, and poverty.
For decades, unemployment is seen as a negative issue that affects a country all over the world including Malaysia. One person may become unemployed as long as he or she is involved in the labour market. If the unemployment issue is not solved, it will give rise to a series of social and economic problems in a country.