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
Almost all adolescents break the law. To begin, in juvenile intake you and your parents or guardians will be interviewed and the child will be given an assessment. Furthermore, you may go to juvenile diversion where they will review your schoolwork and then give you a variety of options such as community service. Otherwise if it is a second offense or a more serious infraction you may be sent to court, where you could be sent to probation. Although many teens think that they can break the law without any fallout you should not break the law because you may have consequences, such as going to juvenile diversion, having a juvenile intake done, or being sent to probation.
America is ran by multiple groups: political, religions, good and bad, but street gangs have been destroying america for 143 years. There are 1.4 million people criminally active in gangs today. Many people would say that gangs are symbols of family, unity, love, respect, and dominance. Gangs are taking the nation by storm, becoming more active by the second, instead of of decreasing they are multiplying. Gangs consist of all ages, genders, shapes, colors, shapes and sizes.
With the help of some of her friends Sloane and James are given the opportunity to leave their world behind, will they stay or will they go? The Program by Suzanne Young focuses on teen suicide and a new way to prevent the ‘epidemic’, by taking away memories, good or bad. After going through treatment ‘the returners’ are watched carefully and have trouble going back in to society. The Program is not making things better, it is making people curious and uneasy, no one that goes in ever comes out the
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.
Criminals are people who choose to break the law, Gang violence is responsible for 48% of violent activity in the United States. ¨100% of cities with populations greater than 250,000 report gang activity¨ (Geer 1). 59% of homicides in LA and 53% of homicides in Chicago are caused by gang related violence. These two cities are known for their strict gun control. Advocates of gun control seem to focus more on law abiding citizens and families from owning a firearm, yet never mention the fact that criminals are the ones misusing firearms.
When I say all I mean that some families could be deported, so my parents got their citizenship in order not to be afraid of being forced out of your own home. For example I always as a kid wanted to go to sleep over, but my parents said no because they didn’t know the parents. Another time my sister wanted to hang out with her friends, but my parents said no once again then my sister said you can meet my friends my mom said let me think about it, so she did and my oldest sister went to meet up with her friends. In the end my sister was allowed to go, but it took some time for my sister to get permission from my mom to get to go out with different people other than family. Their reason makes sense, but my sister hates that they do this.
It is already attached to teenagers in general, but this time I will discuss it more deeply. The purpose of this essay is to explain about risks-hobbies that teenagers do nowadays and how it would affect their lives. The first current harmful hobby for adolescences is doing bad party. Some teenagers would go for an event or occasion, where they could hear good music, dance, drink, and meet new people. This is very common because there are many teenagers who do that to relieve their stress.
I just want to start this off by saying I ran away from home at age 15. I guess I just got tired of rules and the situation my mother was in with her boyfriends but that would be a whole other essay if I went into that. Anyways, me running away was the first mistake I made to lead me down a dark path. In which at the end would motivate me to live for God and to be the best man I can be. After I ran away, I moved into a friend’s garage, where I started to smoke marijuana.
By repealing the juvenile justice system we can put in a new system that will work. Nothing beneficial is coming from it and juveniles do not gain the understanding that actions have a consequence. If juveniles who commit crimes began to face trial adults, receiving life sentences or several years, crime would begin to decrease. These minors feel they can do anything because they are young. Our society needs to come forward to teach our children a better way of living.