He refutes this claim by saying that in current times many people have become victim to violent acts similar to the ones shown in violent video games and movies. Lastly, he concludes by suggesting that violent media should be governed by laws and children must be protected from its negative effects. Overall, the argument Moten makes is effective because it is well organized and supported by strong
Gangs in Society Gangs are a major problem in today’s society. Gangs such as MS, a criminal gang originated by Salvadoran immigrants, take place in our neighborhoods and corrupt the young children who are easily influenced by the violent behavior as well. Many gangs threaten the safety of everyone in their neighborhood. Innocent people living in gang war towns live in constant fear of death. However, for children who have no one to look up to and no future to look forward to, gangs can become their new family.
Are Graffiti,Gangs related to peer perssure? The answer is YES . Graffiti can be seen in very different ways but, to most eyes is seen as a bad thing.Is moslty seen as a peer perssure because some kids that do it werent really like that , there had to be someone who made them start. Most graffiti has to do gang realated and kids peer others kids into doing other things. Peer perssure is a global manfaction and is a problem to anyone.
The subject which relates to why youths join gangs is also known as youth deviance which has caused a great deal of interest within society and criminologists. Deuchar (2009:4) states ‘Every generation of adults had demonised the behaviour of its youth’. This inclination within society has created moral panics and major concerns, which can be argued that it has only served to aggravate the problem of youths and gangs, instead of making it easier to understand. There is a link between youth subcultures and delinquency, which causes strain on society; this can be seen throughout the history, of youths and gangs. Ethically it is safer for this topic to be researched through literature.
The children of today are subjected to violence in popular songs, television shows, and even computer games. A parent having guns accessible to children and the society the child lives in all play a part in the destruction of our youth. Juvenile offenders are now facing tougher punishment for their actions. Should society take responsibility for this and try to rehabilitate the youth, or should society penalize the youth and charge them as adults? Juvenile crime is stated as "an act committed by a minor that would be considered a crime committed by an adult, such as vandalism, burglary, assault, or murder" (Silverstein).
Informative Speech SPCH1315 Dr.Donnie Kirk Gang Injunction TITLE: Gang Injunction INTRODUCTION/ATTENTION: In the words of Rodney King “Can’t we all just get along” today. PREVIEW: Modern day crime has detoured and deprived our youth from a promising education. Gangs stunt our children’s future by preying on their vulnerabilities. Nationwide, law enforcement has cracked down and come up with new ideas to suppress gangs. The most controversial idea law enforcement agents have come up with is that of gang injunctions.
Robberies and criminal actions are suffered by thousands of people every day around the globe. Undertaking a number of different measures, societies are looking forward to deter criminals and lower criminal rates. Some of these measures have been proved to be effective deterrents, while others perpetuate criminal actions. On the one hand, education is the main key to deter criminals. For a government that wants to lower criminal rates, it is necessary to provide education to society and to ex convicts who want to fit into society.
Essay Question Compare and contrast the gang theories of Cohen, Miller and Cloward & Ohlen Gang presence and associated serious and violent criminal behavior of youth in America continues to be an alarming concern of researchers and policy makers. Since the early 1900s, many have attempted to explain gang development, membership, and criminal and delinquent behavior associated with gang groups. Some of the gang theories are those of Cohen (1955), Cloward and Ohlin (1961) and miller (1962). First of all, Cohen was very much influenced by Merton, accepting much of what he had to say about the structural origins of crime and deviance. Cohen’s theory assured that lower class youth enter into gang delinquency as a group response to a failure to acquire status as measured by middle class norms and values.
However, the term gang is a complex and confusing word which does not have explicit and accurate definition Bullock and Tilley (2008) assert that gangs or bunch of hooligan youth group is any durable street-oriented youth group whose involvement in illegal, criminal and anti-social behavior is part of their identity. In addition, gang is an organized group of criminals and hoodlum carrying out dangerous activities such as armed robbery, stealing of properties, involved in prostitution and other anti-social behaviors that cause severe threat to society (De La Rue, 2014). More so, research and study shows that social structure make young people to join gangs as results of frustration, some poor people resort to several adaptations, including gangsters’ deviance and criminals behaviors (Alleyne and Wood, 2010). Moreover, Vigil (2003) suggests that neighborhood is another indispensable factor that motivates young people to become gang members. According to Densely (2012) neighborhood contributes a greater role in persuading and trigger off young people joining gangs in the contemporary society by initiating friends and fellow citizens to participate in gang’s activity through the influence of neighborhood relationship.
Anti-social behaviour, gangs and knife violence are the main reasons for the social nightmare we live in. so who carry these instruments of death? Teenagers aged from 13 – 18 are statistically the more frequent wielders of weapons and are the current problem the police forces are trying to target and conclude to the predicament we face, knife crime. So how can we stop the dilemma we face in our modern day of age? Are the police doing the job they should be?