Gang violence is pretty much defined as the rivalry between different groups of people. Before I started researching gang violence I knew that there are gangs everywhere and almost all of them are very violent. When your in a gang it’s pretty much your family. You have to do anything for them. I also knew that gangs appeal to young people because there’s a lot of power that you get.
Many of the children are become homeless because their leave them in the streets (United States Institute of Peace). Due to these struggles in such young age, children are desperate for some identity. Groups like Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam use their past
THERE IS an estimate of over 25,000 blood and crips gangs in the United States, that have been killed in street gangs since the 1990's. Because of these violent events, those who live in poor areas of the country are judged: “every child with a tattoo and street child is seen as a thug who is a menace to soecity , ” Gangs never used to be called gangs, and some still do not call themselves gangs Although several gang members see themselves as a family it is pointed out that gangs are a criminal enterprise. Gang members often come from, abusive, or broken homes, poor living conditions, lack of discipline, neglect and low incomes The stereotype that these people are all thugs has become one of the reasons gangs rebel against
He had left to San Diego to start a new life and meet Marcos, His best friend, and Lonnie. Marcos and Jimmy had gone to jail for getting caught trying to ship weed and had gotten into some fights. But it wasn’t anything new for Jimmy since he had been in and out jail. Galvan was a drug dealer they had began to sell for and were always around
They say that rumors spread through town in the time it takes for the truth to our on its jacket. In today’s society the damaged will often prey on the strong, confident and successful in an effort to level the playing field. Add illicit narcotics into the mix and you have bullies who can become so egotistical they will believe their own lies. Often thought of as something that only effects youth, bullying has become something that can happen to anyone at any time. In recent times there have been reports of people being bullied so bad, they have taken their own lives to escape from the constant torment.
They may form their own gang, which is regarded as an “affiliate” of the main, male-dominated gang. Females never attain any status of importance within any of the large gangs. They are usually used by gang leaders to do jobs men would otherwise find more difficult, like smuggling drugs or coercing prostitutes into the
They can hurt themselves, and they can lose interest in school, friends and activities that they used to enjoy. Now there are also warning signs when someone is the bully and these are; they become violent with others, they get into physical and verbal fights easily, they have extra money or things and they cannot explain where they
Pregnant and Shackled: The Chaos behind Prison Walls Katrina Young Hodges University Criminal Justice Management CCJ4001 Professor Todd Everly April 10, 2012 Abstract For many decades, crime has been around the United States; from as little as running a red light to committing murder. Some people committed crimes because they were a follower of others and their organization and others because they had to find a way to survive. For instances, those people had to resort to some sort of criminal activity in order to keep up with society; rather it was robbing, stealing, selling drugs, or even committing fraud. The prison walls begin to fill at an increased rate from those who have been caught, convicted, and reprimanded to serve time
For example; Some experts say the it is from the mother holding them too much as a child, and still yet some say it was from the father’s abuse as they were growing up. Here is one quote from an convicted killer. "It was an urge. ... A strong urge, and the longer I let it go the stronger it got, to where I was taking risks to go out and kill people risks that normally, according to my little rules
We, always moved every year anyway. Due to my mother street life. (bars & prostitution) Though, for some reason this made them (siblings) all mad at me for having to move this time. Didn't help matters any, he got out of jail and found where we lived to break in and go back into jail. I agreed to marry a childhood friend that had went into the Army when I got into high school.