It also say its because of money, drugs, woman, to commit a crime, and for protection because its better than the police. Teenagers are intrigued by the lifestyle of the gangsters and are most likely drawn to them like magnets, they will hang with them to try to prove their allegiance. They will be asked to commit a crime to prove themselves, and once they have proven themselves then they will be initiated. The initiation can be very brutal. Some gangs will set a time limit of ten minutes in which time the inductee will be beat on by a set number of members, they are allowed to kick and punch.
Why juveniles join gangs? By: Moni Williams Abstract Juveniles sometimes have trouble finding who they are where they belong in the world. Juveniles join gangs for a number of reasons. All juveniles have their own reasons for joining a gang. Juveniles look for people and groups of people who same their same morals and values of life.
Kody’s life would be greatly affected by the outnumbering gangs growing around the area where he lived. At a young age Kody had a big decision to make concerning whether he wanted to live a life of a gang member or live a life of a civilian. At the age of eleven Kody, also known as Monster Kody, new that he wanted to live the ghetto life of a gang member. Theories of delinquency attempt to provide an explanation and reason as to why the juvenile engages in delinquent acts. This paper attempts to explain the reasons behind Kody Scott’s delinquent behavior and why he decided to live the life of a gangster.
PROS AND CONS OF JUVENILE GANGS Pros and Cons of Juvenile Gangs The two separate opinions in relation to juvenile gangs come from the perspective of those who experience the life style and simply those who see the negative effects of the juveniles who are subjected to such a life style. Although the proponents of the gang life style are very few and not well documented the inner social purpose of gang activity is based on as sense of survival that in the environment it is present provides social tools and associations that if not present would cause the gang members to be repeatedly victimized. The opponents of the gang life style would be those of the rest of the population. Even those who have not seen gang activities directly are repeatedly exposed to the worst stereotypical results of such a life style from popular media such as news and movies or through continued publicity of gangster rap or other “art” forms that originate from such cultures and now echo through popular culture straight to the attention and popularity of suburban juveniles that were before rarely subjected to that type of lifestyle, even to include violence, murder, and heavy substance abuse. The life style of a gangster can seen easily as one of a career criminal, and in many cases this is true; the question that has to be posed is simply why, why would a juvenile chose that life style, one that is surely going to end with tragedy, the death of many friends, family, and almost certain imprisonment.
So that must not be the only reason in some case of why people join gangs. It may also say it’s because of money, drugs, woman to commit a crime, and for protection because it’s better than police. However teenagers are intrigued by the lifestyle of the gangsters and are most likely drawn to them like magnets, they will hang with them to try to prove themselves, and once they have proven themselves then they will be initiated. The initiation can be very brutal because some gangs will set a time limit of ten minutes in which time the inductee will be beat on by a set number of members, they are allowed to kick and punch. Some gangs rules where are allowed to hit the victim anywhere on the body, while others don’t allow blows to the heads because its easier to hide.
My personal believe from the African American perspective is that some people may have grown up around a life of crime where parents are gang members or they may think it is cool to be in gangs or being in a gang provides protection. Protection from what? Not exactly sure, but being in a gang gives many a false sense of belonging. Just like African Americans, Latinos are also known for joining gangs. For many, to fit in or be accepted in their “hood” could mean living a life of crime because that is the only way they know to survive.
WP2 Synthesis 7/6/2012 Gangs Gangs in the world today have been a major issue to all governments. Gangs will continue to be a problem in our world today because of an informal market, poverty and the youth today. Danny Malec wrote a review on Transforming Latino Gang Violence in the United States. In this article he believes and understands that due to the United States having an informal market, seduces the youth today by replacing family role models with gang members. Grossman agrees with Malec’s views, while taking a media strong stand point on this issue.
The CCCS studies of subcultural theory precisely focus on the connection between the deviant sensibilities of youth gangs and the localities from which such gangs emerged out of. This theory sums up that youth culture, or any subculture group that differs from that of the parent culture or
Hello, today we will be conducting an operation on gangs, raids and arrests of gang members. I am aware that some of you have heard of the Gangs. In the operations of the federal investigation of gangs, details and information are gathered for the trial of the defendant’s. The members of gangs are very dangerous, so the agents are to classify and treat them as armed and dangerous, and use the legal precautions to protect themselves. The precautions that these agents have to take are for their protection, so that they won’t be in harm’s way.