Youngsters taking an interest in selling have come to utilize a similar dialect and hold similar demeanors. Cash loans an individual power and a feeling of accomplishment. In poor zones in the internal urban areas, getting rich by offering drugs turned into the standard method to excel, much the same number of individuals seek to act naturally "made" businesspeople. Cash turned out to be more vital than the law or the benefit of the group or society. Furthermore, since the youths are the primary traffickers within gangs they often begin to start using them as well.
Juveniles that are left alone are also prone to falling victim to youth gangs. Whether it be from the parents work or just being unsupervised can be what’s needed to make the youth feel the need to join the gang. Gang activities appear exciting to juveniles. Juveniles, especially teens, are excited by the thrill of the illegal activities. Although, gangs can be seemly discrete they all have identifying makers that ensure their identities to their rivals.
Throughout the 17th-century gangs have been causing havoc in people's life and destroying the society. The National Institute of Justice (2011) has defined a gang as "A group of collective members which create an atmosphere of intimidation among citizens." Many of these gangs are well organized, using different forms of violence to control neighbourhoods and to conduct their illegal activities. The National Gang Threat Assessment (2011) reports that “Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions.” Street Gangs have caused incidences of violence that is confined in the inner city of many countries. Most gangs are made up of young males that are of a similar background and have a desire of acquiring
In my neighborhood, I personally knew situations equivalent to O’Deane’s thesis. For Instance, there were a few gangsters who would smoke crack, rob the local liquor, steal their family for money, lose one 's temper for no reason, and mainly obtain a weapon to go out and try to kill their enemies. Of course, at the time I didn’t understand what was going on, yet as I got older it was clear that the major reason violence was taking place in my neighborhood was because of
Gangs in the United States Gangs have been a part of the United States culture since the beginning of our nation. They are an organized group of criminals who defend their turf and mark the streets and territory with graffiti (Stark 15). Most gang members wear color bandanas in order to represent their gang and to create an identity. Today, gang violence is a huge problem in America because it creates homicides and violence crimes. There is also a problem regarding the reason why young people join gangs.
The mafia did not instantly become a global phenomenon, but instead had its humble beginnings in the midst of the illegal alcohol trade. Before Prohibition, most gangs limited their criminal activity to thievery and gambling; but soon transformed into organized groups of “bootleggers”; individuals who illegally imported liquor and resold it to the Americans (Bryan). One prominent example of a bootlegging gangster who became a millionaire would be Alphonse ‘Al’ Capone. To elaborate; because bootlegging had been deemed illegal under Prohibition, Capone had bribed to politicians and police, paying off every law enforcement agent in exchange for immunity in the districts in which he operated his illegal businesses. (Sullivan, 149).
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).
The gang leader he observes often justifies the gang activity, drug distribution and physical assaults of disabled homeless men as “helping his community”(75). However the gang did bring some sort of structure to the Robert Taylor Projects, the only interest that JT, the gang leader, has was profiting off of the drug addictions of his community. Often throughout the book Venkatesh contrasts the effects of having low and high level of gang activity, arguing that teenagers with “appetites for crime” would have possibly been involved in misdemeanors, small crimes such as vandalism and shoplifting but with the emergence of JT and the heavy gang activity, they are more likely “to be involved in the drug trade”(72). One of the effects of having high gang activity is how more
A family that has to worry about where their money, food, shelter is coming from, won't able to bond and be a traditional family. Single-parents are forced to work hours to keep up with the bills, often separating them from their children. Without parental guidance, children begin to look elsewhere. This is what gets children involved in gangs, and then crime. Children who aren't shown love and support go on to lead unsatisfactory lives.
Law Enforcement Relationships Communities have been impacted greatly due to the relationships between police officers and young gang members. The reason why it comes down to the communities is because they feel endangered with gang activity throughout the streets. Quite often police officers are involved but most of the time they don’t do much. People have this resentment towards officers mainly because of the point of view. The Law Enforcement has no positive influence on teen gang members due to teenagers mentality, lack of trust between teenagers and police officers and the way the officers handle the situation.