Gang warfare in America Gang violence in America does not provide any real positive resources for young teens. Being in a gang might be important if you don’t have a family or friends. People sometime want to be only in their own ethic group for different reasons for a sense of security and purpose. The way gangs have moved into our communities at an alarming rate, we are up against a strong force. Most gangs operate for profits and affect our young teens; I feel that we all should stand up and fight against gangs in our communities.
A video of the ruckus was posted to YouTube following the event, and cited numerous Birmingham gangs in its headline. Following reading the article, it is apparent that local gangs are utilizing the park as a venue to “handle business” or carry out grudges against rival gangs. The entire ideology surrounding gang culture is one of peer pressure. Juveniles are more often than not pressured into joining neighborhood gangs at an early age. In order to be considered a part of the gang, they must commit criminal acts that range from basic burglary to acts of violence.
As he is unable to achieve these luxuries through work, he may turn to criminal activity because he wants to be like his peers as he feels pushed out. Sociologists believe that to some extent, relative deprivation is the key cause of crime in society however there are some other aspects that affect this. Sub-cultural theories are a belief of some sociologists where crime is explained by saying that criminals learn how to commit these crimes from their peer groups or subculture. Cohen in 1955 completed a study on working class boys in North America and found that they were easily involved in gangs. One aspect that was said to have pushed them away from the education system and towards these gangs was because they had middle class standards and values and these boys were unable to live up to the high expectations of these teachers.
These codes resembled the lives of gang bangers. Several points in the piece that could have easily contributed to the influx of violence among young teens are: a) all new Jacks to the game must know that he will get rich, will go to jail, and will die; b) rats or snitches are not allowed in the community and must be dealt with; c) the boys in blue, or police officers, do not run anything and the gang controls the hood; and d) they should be a real ruff neck. When these ideas embed the minds of young Black males, they are hard to control. At the time, and even now, Tupac Shakur has been an influential figure in the hip-hop community. So if he is promoting such codes, it is not long before others follow.
Although gangs actually emerged around 1783 on the east coast of America, Urban gangs or “street gangs” became prevalent during the early part of the nineteenth century. In Frederick M. Thrasher’s The Gang, he wrote that the miserable living conditions and disadvantages of juvenile gang members were not the only reasons for the emergence of street gangs. He stated that adolescent development played a key role. (Thrasher,1927) Gangs have always posed a dilemma and during the 1960’s changing social and political climates were ingredients for the development of super gangs. Gangs became involved in predatory crimes and engaged in a battle for turf and the control of illegal markets.
So taking inspiration from real life and events that had happened in her life she created a story of two gangs and their rivalry. The gangs belonged to two different classes of society; the lower middle class were known as the ‘Greasers’ and the upper class were known as ‘Socs’. The story is narrated by her character of ‘Pony boy’. This novel was called ‘The Outsiders’ and was published in 1967. It received some criticism in the beginning for showing a rebellious youth but then it became one of the most renowned novels of all time.
If they do not go to school the only other option is to join a gang to make money have protection. Gangs are everywhere, they are in their homes, on the streets and every night you can hear gunshots and violence in the street. The only thing I really didn’t see a lot of in the article was a plan to help the kids. 3. What are some of the definitional issues of gangs that still plague law enforcement in the context of developing a national gang database?
Growing up he stated that always saw domestic violence going on around his house his father hitting his mother or his father him and his brothers. By not receive the attention needed by his parents Brian decided to join a gang. While in gang I experience things that I never expected myself to experience as a young adult said Brian I experienced drug use, killings, robberies everything you could ever imagine I’ve done just for the attention said Brian. Brain has been out of the gang for twelve years now and now focuses his work in the Southwest Fresno area providing gang prevention and intervention programs to youth and adults throughout the
Sometimes parents are to blame, sometimes the neighborhood you live in is to blame, but more recently the derivative of gun violence is the gangs. In the fifties gang were produced to stop the whites from entering the blacks communities to terrorize them. The purpose of the gangs back then was to protect their neighborhood. Now with the gangs fighting for territory and respect it seems like they have become greedy and wanting more power, money and respect. These thing have been achieved through violence most of it through gun play.
Mental Criminal Behavior Precious Plunkett Everest College Criminal behavior Today with the economy being the way that it is this is why crime rate are so high. And people Are going out and commit robbery, prostitution and drug dealing. Because there are know job Or they had to drop out of school to support there family so they can survive. Whether it is wrong or right. In my paper I’m going to explain how biological, personality and psychological all have something to do with crime.