According to research, younger gang members are much harder to monitor and control. The differences between youth gangs’ back then and modern youth gangs seen now are the members are not only better armed but also noticeably more violent and cruel. Youth gangs are taking over the streets and leaving their mark on communities. Gang members have instilled fear in society causing many people to be afraid to fight back when being targeted by gangs because they feel that it would be more dangerous to “test” the members. They feel that the only opinion they have in surviving is allowing the gang members to do as they please.
This takes place around the world on most social media sites. This issues can affect anyone but it most commonly affects teenagers. Schools should be concerned because bullying might affect students that attend their school and it can also impact how they function at school. Cyberbullying happens all the time and their are many victims, Schools have been stepping in and trying to help but some people say that schools have no right to do anything
Gang violence refers to mostly the illegal and non-political acts of violence perpetrated by gangs against civilians, other gangs, law enforcement officers, firefighters, or military personnel. Street gangs are corrupting streets and neighborhoods all over America and even around the world. Many communities in the united states are facing escalating violence by gang members, which is affecting the communities in many ways. The problem arises when gang violence begin to affect our youth and their physically and mentally. Gangs are mostly tempted by teens because of numerous circumstances; poverty and child neglect.
The topic of zero tolerance rings a bell in the political world when it comes to racial injustice. Research shows that black students are 2.6 times as likely to be suspended as White students (Teske). This social injustice for students of color does not get any easier with zero tolerance polices. If anything, zero tolerance causes more racial discrimination and injustice. Along with the social injustice for the targeted group, there is also the social and political concern for the connection of zero tolerance and the rising number of adolescents in the Criminal Justice System, juvenile detention centers or even jail.
School shooting as the reading says, is a big issue in the U.S. I agree that all the exposure of violence on the media is one of the cause of violence in young people. I agree with rehabilitation for juveniles. If we treat people when they are young, they’re more likely to not commit crimes in the future. I disagree when the reading says that social class may influence in people violence acts because Harris was a middle class was involved in school shooting.
In the report by (Borum, Cornell, Modzeleski, & Jimerson, 2010), revenge as a cause for school shootings is mentioned and other studies too have shown that students who commit mass murder in schools are often bullied and suffer from rejection in school (Leary, Kowalski, Smith, & Phillips, 2003). In schools there are often a group of popular people who are extroverted and often participate in social events, are well known by others for their charismatic personalities and often good looks. Some students struggle to ‘fit in’ into the school community due to maybe a lack of social skills or lack of confidence. These students are often bullied and teased at school in front of others, therefore suffer from severe rejection and public humiliation (Leary, Kowalski, Smith, & Phillips, 2003). These cases show actual rejection however some students who are more introverted and spend more time alone may feel rejected by other students even if this is not necessarily the case and they are simply withdrawing themselves from the school
Many schools in today’s society suffer from shootings at some point while children are attending school. Shootings in schools are not a new occurrence, and America has dealt with multiple shootings in public schools in which the lives of many children and teachers have been undeservingly taken (Elliott 528). Because of school shootings, this leaves our children in danger with no way to protect themselves. Gun violence in schools is an evident problem, and there are several ways to reduce the number of incidents, such as mental health screening for owners of guns, interconnectedness of communities, and more school funding. The problem with gun violence in schools has existed for years, and something should be done to eliminate the problem that endangers students who attend schools every day.
Among the students, especially in the high schools, bullying is some kind of power-seeking and it is a common behavior. Most of the time, it could be seen as giving a name or mocking with physical appearance, but sometimes it can include violence; however, both of them can affect bullied students ' life negatively and permanently. There are two main effects of bullying on students who are bullied. First of all, when students are bullied in school there may face with relationship problems. To start with, bullied children may experience social relationship problems because of the things s/he went through.
There is a steady increase in organized crime recently and a rising exploitation of children being recruited into youth gangs. Considering the increasing number of youth involved in gangs, how does the lifestyle of a young gang member differ from that of a child who lives a normal life as a law-abiding citizen? To answer the question, this paper will use Adam Lusher’s article, Gangs Recruiting Children as Young as 12 as Class A Drug Dealers, in part with other sources to gain deeper insight to the following: defining organized crime, explaining why children join youth gangs, the structure of gangs and experiences one goes through, how we can move forward to prevent the increase of children in gangs, and how we can improve the system. To briefly
The National Gang Center Bulletin was written in order to give us information on the presence of gangs in the schools. The percentage of students in both middle and high school really shocks and saddens me; I did not realize that this number was so high. There should not be thirty-five and forty-five percent of students in any grade level affiliated to gangs. This article also reveals that not only are male students joining, female students are becoming members as well. Everyone knows that gang life follows you no matter where you go, so by these kids still being in school, they bring the trouble around other students and if affects and jeopardizes their safety.
Additionally, these gangs bring with them “cultural carriers”, which are individuals that relocate whom bring prior gang experiences with them. While this is a growing epidemic in the United States, what does this have to do with juveniles that join gangs? This development and migration of gangs allows an ample amount of opportunities for youth to join these gangs. Typically, youth will not go to the gangs, rather the gangs will come to them. Many see this issue of juveniles joining gangs as a very severe issue that needs to be addressed especially because of the malleability of youths’ minds (McShane & Williams,
Elijah Anderson, a Yale professor, developed the concept or theory entitled the “code of the street” which explains the reasoning for high rates of street violence among African-American juveniles in a Philadelphia community. The “code of the street” is the way of life for many living in poverty-stricken communities which attempt to regulate behaviors. Anderson observed that juveniles in inner-city neighborhoods who are exposed to racial discrimination, economic disadvantages and alienation from mainstream society may lead violent behavior. The strain, social learning, and labeling theories are all directly related to Anderson’s work. The strain theory implies that crime may occur because of the stress or frustration placed on people when
According to Meagan Cahill, most youth who join do not make it very long since they are young and have to do the dirty work (Community collaboratives addressing youth gangs: Interim findings from the Gang Reduction Program). These types of programs would go into schools and create presentations and do workshops with the students about gang life. They would also reach out directly to students who are supposedly in a gang. The program would also hold workshops for parents who feel that their child is in a gang. This would inform parents on how they can help their child who has been roped into the dangerous life in a gang.