Juvenile probation is the career I am most interested in. As I was growing up in a ghetto and urban environment, where gangs and drugs are all around it can be easy for a young teenager to go down the wrong path. I have made mistakes that could have put me in jail and might have even ruined my future. But with the help of family and role models I was able to change my ways for the better. Lots of adolescents don’t have the family support to let them know that there is a better life outside of their community.
The family is the foundation of the society. The Pope Pío XII said once “The society is for the family, not the family for the society” (5). The most important reasons why adolescents join gangs are that they are looking for protection, attention, support, and because they do not feel themselves as part of their families. The Article “Why teens join gangs” states “Most of the times when a children’s family is messed up, they end up spending more time on the streets and the gang becomes like their second family” (3). For this reason, the government has to create programs where the juveniles can find support instead of becoming a gang member.
Kody worked hard to secure a reputation for his name. He held loyal to his homeboys and began to build up the Crips. His potential for being in a leadership position became more and more evident as time went on. During one incident, a police officer referred to him as a monster, and the name stuck. He worked hard to live up to his name, and soon the legacy of Monster was well known, by not only his own gang, but in others as well (Scott, 1993).
Amber Grimes American Gangster The movie that I chose was American Gangster. American Gangster tells a story about how the emerge of drug traffic and trade was in the streets of Harlem, New York. Denzel Washington plays real life gangster- Frank Lucas back in the 70s that was originally from North Carolina. Lucas moves to Harlem and is apprenticed under a notorious crime boss- Bumpy. Frank became involved after seeing how his idol Bumpy had the respect, money and power to do what he wanted.
It can be very hard to get them involved in the community, but the results can change their lives forever. There are people who disagree with this and say that teens are bad influences to smaller kids and that having them around will cause corruption. This can be true, but is not true of every teen. Dealing with the opposition to my particular topic makes me feel a lot more intrigued about really going out into the world and doing something about it. All teens should have a chance to be involved with others in a positive way, and without community groups going out and searching for them, its not going to happen.
Engl 101 July 1, 2012 THE CURES AND CAUSES OF AMERICAN GANGS Gangs are a violent reality in today's cities. Why do they exist? What makes children feel that being in a gang is a desirable, acceptable, and prestigious way to live? The long-range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but the short term answers are much easier to find. Superficially, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal desires and peer pressure.
FUTURE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM PROPOSAL Even though the number of juveniles have increased and seen as no hope is available, changes are needed to improve the juvenile justice system with the help from the community, family, law enforcement support system in order to reduce the recidivism. Community Involvement Community Involvement is considered as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristics in common such as our young juveniles. Community Involvement plays a tremendous role with our juvenile youth by helping them to stay on the right path. There are a lot of community programs that will help our juvenile youth to stay focused and there are some after schools activities programs. Community Involvement have been reaching out to our at risk juveniles.
The USA had mass immigration from1890 onwards and this had an impact on America in multiple ways. There were both positive and negative impacts of the mass immigration. One of the impacts of immigration was that there was a lot of social tension this is because a lot of the immigrants were staying in the big cities. This meant that there was not room for everyone to live comfortably in the same environment, due to this some of the immigrants created ghettos as there were not enough places for them to stay. This also caused the immigrants to stay with their own social group and culture which then caused gangs to form and this lead to gang warfare, this was apparent in big cities such as New York.
Assignment 3: A Problem Exists Kimla Hughes Professor: Erica Ellsworth English 090 – February 10, 2013 Should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as adults? The youth of today do not fully understand the consequences of their actions. They may think that doing bad things or making bad decisions might not lead to prison or jail time. Peer pressure and the environment in which they live can influence their judgments to do right or wrong. Youth that hang around people their age that are making bad choices and not abiding the law will involve in crimes with friends who are doing the same.
With juveniles, this is even more of a travesty because they enter this cycle at an earlier age. Rather than locking kids away and “throwing away the key,” we need to find ways to keep juvenile offenders in society with us and to guide them on the right path toward education, toward work, and toward stability. It will be much better for the young people and their families and much better for all of us if we’re looking for ways to help youth to lock up jobs and careers than locking them up behind bars. While it seems like this is the best thing for juveniles and their families, it’s also the best thing for the rest of us as well. It’s expensive to house and feed and clothe inmates in prison.