Juvenile Participation in Gangs Often times, when driving through bad parts of towns or major cities, without even noticing, gangs can be found. Many times gangs are not always wearing matching shirts or outfits, or all the same race, but can really just be a group of kids who have nothing better to do. What drives juveniles into joining gangs and what can be done to prevent more gangs from forming? Many times kids join gangs because they have been neglected by their parents or other family members, and because their so called “friends” are doing it and many other reasons. There are so many reasons as to which juveniles can talk themselves into joining gangs.
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.
Gangs are usually made up of a group of people who share a common identity who work together to organize format and establish a new gang. Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with on an everyday bases in many cities. What has made gangs come about? Why do young teens feel that by being in a gang is both “cool” and acceptable? Young teens today join gangs due to the peer pressure of their peers, and for attention.
This program was base to give juveniles extra activity in the evening to keep them out of trouble. They did this by providing the juveniles with recreational and social service on Fridays and Saturdays. Both of these community base programs before GREAT were effective but not a deterrence from gang. They help with curve restriction and police control gang activity but not from school students joining gangs because they were community base programs. GREAT was developed as a school base program which teaches
5/24/08 The legal system can do various things to stop teens and kids from getting into gangs by producing outreach programs, community centers and using ex-gang members as mentors. The government has put in a lot of work to try and help kids to stay away from the gang life and the streets. The only reason most kids are in gangs is for the feeling of belonging to a family and unity. Also, some members like the way they dress. Some of the kids have a lack of family structure and therefore the lack of guidance to help point them in the right direction when times get hard.
Kenyatta Waters Fu English III March 5, 2013 Gangs Gangs are made up of young men and women that grow up in harsh, underprivileged backgrounds who look for someone for social support and protection. Younger individuals in ghettos and lower classes see that they’re limited to things they could do, so gang membership is like a family, place to belong, and a strong sense of power. Gangs are like a business that hires anyone and sometimes the only chance many young ones have in getting a job. Although parents and school officials have tried to discourage gangs by outlawing these gang colors and styles, gangs have historically fulfilled real needs among underprivileged youth. Gang memberships in the 1950s weren’t always dealing with crimes but it
The younger generation People in Fort William are always saying 'Och the younger generation are chaos creating hooligans that cause distress and trouble in the community. These people that are supposedly involved in crime are somewhat of a bad stereotype for young people. Such problems are caused by many factors but the most concerning to me is that young people have very few things to do. All because the government spends very little on facilities. There is also too much bad press on young people as a result.
The pressure of being a teen adolescent is vigorous. The pressure may be so intense and vigorous that they find themselves in situations that they may not be able to get themselves out of. Most teens find themselves in those certain situations because of their housing arrangements, or they want to be cool, or even because of the people they associate themselves with. As we identify each teen with to where they come from we find very different crimes that they are associated with. We ask ourselves why adolescents become violent, or associate themselves with negative things or people?
Cyber bullying is a huge issue that many people don’t acknowledge, but it in fact does affect at least 80 percent of adolescents. This is probably because there are many life changing issues happening that are prioritized over cyber bullying (e.g. Teen pregnancy, effects of smoking, being on the phone while driving etc.) but people need to realize cyber bullying has harmful effects too, such as making teens depressed and causing them to take their lives. Not many people are educated on cyber bullying.
My parents have taught me right from wrong in many of ways from not to lie, to treat others like you want to be treated and to respect your elders with respect as well. With these morals and values that my parents taught me, my life will be easier to stay on a straight and narrow path for what is going to happen in the future. My parents have worked all their life to supply and support the family the decided to have and they have instilled that into me for when the time comes when I decide to have a family and I want to support my family like my parents did for me and to make sure they succeed in life like I am. My parents have pushed me to make sure to stay in school and get a degree because back then it wasn’t the “thing” to do. My parents went to some college but ended up getting jobs and starting a life.