Gangs throughout North America have been known to commit acts of violent victimization, towards other gang members and civilians alike, as well as other forms of organized crime. This can and has led to violence throughout communities which can cause unease and fear to propagate through them. One way that people cope with the problem is to join another gang within or close to their community. One may do this is to seek a sense of safety within the gang, and so that they can help provide protection against any that may wish to harm them. Youth are especially susceptible to this as they are often influenced by their surroundings and can find themselves being inducted into these gangs.
Introduction This paper gives will give depth information on gang activity in the U.S. and explore the causes of gang memberships and it will also mention several policies that have been studied to prevent youths from joining them. As of today, gangs continue to be a huge problem in the U.S. gang members are violent and are also responsible for committing crimes from assaults to murder using firearms and other weapons to intimidate rivals, law enforcement, and the general public. The purpose of my paper is to address why many youths join gangs. My paper will also address a few policies and programs that can prevent youths from joining a gang and prevent those who are already part of it from committing crimes.
Gangs resemble families solutions. Jeremy shows that he is for teens and Dr. samenow is not for the teens that join gangs. Three types of gangs are street,motorcycles,and prison. Did you know that 33,000 of the us is in a gang. Sence gangs started
There are many reasons as to why people commit crimes, but why would juveniles use firearms in crime? In Kids, Guns, and Killing Fields they had surveyed and studied two groups
In the newspaper article Youth Gangs Leading Cause of Delinquencies written by Gene Sherman for the Los Angeles Times, Sherman hits many hard facts regarding the relationship between the youth of the time and the local gangs. Overtime the largely popular Zoot Suits became a badge of delinquency, with more and more of our youth donning these new relaxed and mobile suits they where just assumed to belong to a gang even if they had no official gang ties. “Motives for gang warfare are ridiculous in adult eyes but sometimes lead to planned an bloody fighting” With little to no provocation a war could break out on the street. Just for looking at someone the “wrong” way could end with a knife in your gut.
Potential gang members were male youths with the age of 14 to 20 committing crimes such as burglary, strong-arm robbery, and vandalism. Later the order for committing a crime became a way of gaining status within the
There are various factors that take part in a person joining a gang. For an example, a kid might want to join a gang because of their family. The family might not pay attention to the kid and might not show love and affection towards the kid, which causes the adolescent to move on, grow up, and join a gang. Kids join gangs for love. They want someone to take care of
Over the years what we have learnt from young people in gangs is that they are very into what they term as street cred and for them this means; 1. The protection of own turf (this used to be post code) 2. Defending of each other 3. Wearing of name brand clothes and their gang colours which will be their gang identity 4. Communicating in their own/street language 5.
Today, there are proven facts that people who have parents that are criminals have a high chance of becoming criminals themselves. Not only can people become criminals because of their family but they can also become criminals because of the environment that they surround themselves in. This is where nature versus nurture comes into play. A person’s nature is their genetic makeup, basically meaning that a person’s nature is the genes they get from their parents. Also, a person’s genotype, one’s genetic makeup based on the sequencing of the nucleotides we term, provides them with physical traits that set the stage for certain behaviors (56).
According to the U.S Department of Justice (2001), the reasons that young adults join gangs can be either complex or for personal reasons. In their most recent study, it was found that just like male gang members, females join gangs because of economic problems and because of gang-family involvement and the pressure that comes from that family dynamic (pg. 2). According to Deschenes and Esbebsen (1999, pg. 63), traditionally, it is more common for males to be involved in gang and gang activity versus females. This is because this is the norm in our society and it is the stereotype when it comes to males
Gangs The label gang continues to be put on various groups including outlaws from the nineteenth-century American West, prison inmates, Mafioso along with other organized crooks, bikers, and categories of inner city youths. Despite its diverse application, the word gang more often than not connotes participation in dishonest or illegal activities. Social researchers make use of the term gang most often when explaining categories of juveniles. This inclination goes back to Frederic Thrasher 's The Gang: Research of just 1,313 Gangs in Chicago (1927).
A gang is an interstitial group, originally formed spontaneously, and then integrated through conflict. Crips are a famous street gang founded in Los Angeles California in 1969. They are known to be one of the most violent and unlawful gangs within Los Angeles. Crips main activities included theft and assault. The founders of the Crips gang are Raymond Washington and Stanley Tookie Williams III.
Since the beginning of time there have always been clicks and groups that were made up of people who had the same goals in mind or same interests. However, nowadays gangs consist mostly of people who commit the same type of crimes together that involve drug charges or murders. Gangs noticeably started getting their “bad image” beginning with a man named Al Capone. The rebellion started with the prohibition era. Al Capone was the most powerful gangster in Chicago during this era.
The Modern Gang: A Normative Critique A gang can act as a primary unit for a young person. They are a close group who all have proven that they want to be in the gang and have shown that they will do anything for the gang they act as a close-knit community. By going through the beat-in or the rape-in, which is the case for many women and young girls who wish to join you prove that you are willing to endure anything for the gang and that you have the tenacity to survive in their world.
There are three major periods in the development of the penal institution that Irwin discusses. The first one, he terms as “The Big House”. Basically, this era had a prison that is the typical prison in all of the movies. It was a walled prison with large cell blocks that contained stacks of three or more tires of one or two man cells. (Irwin)