This paper attempts to explain the reasons behind Kody Scott’s delinquent behavior and why he decided to live the life of a gangster. The numerous strains and obstacles placed in Monster Kody’s path cannot be attributed to the reasoning of a single theory. The combination of theories of delinquency that best explains Kody Scott’s life is the social disorganization theory, the differential association theory, and the social learning theory. By exploring Kody Scott’s delinquent behavior it is possible to understand similar individuals’ reasons for committing delinquent acts. Differential Association Theory At a young age Kody had to make a decision whether to live a gang life or a life of a civilian.
The solution the goverment has thought about was putting a time limite so the kids wont go out and the the goverment is goin to waste $3000,00.00 is just cleaning up in all the mess and they are goin to built a place where they can graffiti away. There is not just only teens perssuring eachother, Big super stars are to blamed to about graffiti being all over the place. In an
The book was written for his son Ramiro as an attempt to steer his son away from "la vida loca." Rodriguez carefully describes all his experiences of first being a victim, then being a victimizer as part of several gangs, then being a victim again when he moves away from the gang life. This is a story of self-discovery. A young boy finds himself thrown into a world that does not accept him; as a result he becomes a victim. Not knowing what else to do, he seeks protection through violence.
He not only lies by changing his grades for the prep school applications, but he continuously changes his C's to A's on his report . He also lies to priests in confession and to friends about his hunting conquests and steals things while roaming the streets of Seattle with his friends. Jack being depicted as thief reflects his concern for physical safety as he continues breaking the law. He believes that if he acts rebellious he is invincible and no one can harm him. One would think that Jack is a disturbed child with no redeeming qualities.
Character Analysis Structure From the social cognitive perspective Antwone’s structure is his beliefs, standards and goals. Antwone believes he is in the world on his own and left to take care of himself since he was a young boy. Antwone was abused sexually and physically by his foster parents and babysitter. During this time Antwone turned to the streets as an escape and was left to take care of himself alone. To Antwone this became the norm throughout his life, thinking that constantly fighting and anger would be the answer to all problems and conflict.
They found out, didn't they? And how? Because somebody called Junior a dirty nigger'"(83) . Observed in the scene where he refuses to avoid discussing sex with Ted and Junior, he insists on telling his sons the facts of life, including the ugly fact of racism. Another issue raised was the fact that Irene continuously tries to persuade Brian into doing the things she wants in order to feel safe.
Children from poverty, who experience hopelessness, and who are bored and are looking for nice clothes and long to have money think being in a gang can earn them lots of pocket money. Gangs make their money by dealing drugs, forcing people to pay for protection. Television also plays a part in the role to the road of gangs. Many shows on television glorify gangs and are often told from the gang members’ perspective that depicts lots of violence. Teenagers long for acceptance and always think that being in a gang is a solution to all their
The government’s fidelity to the Constitution is never more tested than in a time of crisis. The urge to do something – or to appear to be doing something – is nearly irresistible to those whom we have employed to protect our freedom and to keep us safe. Regrettably, with each passing violent crisis – Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine, 9/11, Newtown and now the Boston Marathon – our personal freedoms continue to slip away, and the government itself remains the chief engine of that slippage. The American people made a pact with the devil in the weeks and months following 9/11 when they bought the Bush-era argument that by surrendering liberty they could buy safety. But that type of pact has never enhanced either liberty or safety, and its fruits are always bitter.
This is reflected on the titles of the news every day, people are used to read in the newspeaper how adolescents commite crimes and then, are left in freedom. No one can escape from this, besides mostly every argentinian is afraid of what teenagers may do when they binge drink or drug, and as this is not controled by the police or the govermnent, it happens a lot,
Gangs are very materialistic and always have nice things (Recruit Their Members). It’s no surprise that we see more and more people joining or wanting to be in a gang because of this reason. It’s very sad to see greed get the best of a person. By far the saddest reason is peer pressure. Young teens have a large target on their back because most gangs look for them to be new recruits.