According to Joanou (2006), states the following statistical rate of juveniles in prison, there are over 120,000 juveniles incarcerated in detention centers across the United States and upon release seventy-five percent of juveniles will either return to prison or will die on the streets. Joanou (2006) Movie Gridiron Gang is a depiction of a true story about probation officer, Sean Porter, at Camp Kilpartick Juvenile Detention Facility in Los Angles California, where he helped turned adolescents inmates into a football team. Sean Porter and Malcolm Moore are both probation officers that work at Camp Kilpartick, where there job is to work with the convicted gang members to reform them before they are released, but the gang warfare makes…show more content… By the end of the movies all of the members on the football team showed improvement with their self-esteem and ability to gain self control of their anger and aggression. At the end of the movie twenty four of the football members went to college, three of them at full time job, three went on to play college and NFL football, one was killed in a drive by shooting, and only five went back to jail after being released from Camp Kilpartick.
Joanou’s (2006) Movie Gridiron Gang relates to Hard and Lazloffy (2005) information regarding youth involved in gangs’ memberships. According to Hard and Lazloffy (2005) the amount of youth involved in gangs has amplified considerably over the years, which has also contributed to the escalation in homicides, aggravated assaults, rapes and other forms of violence types of adolescents’ crimes rates. According to Joanou (2006), most of the adolescents inmates at Camp Kilpartick where gang members that committed some type of crime that involved violence. Also according to Hard and Lazloffy (2005), most young teens join gangs because they offer a buffer against violence, but the buffer against violence comes with the price of them having to commit crimes, which creates an unending vicious cycle of violence, and this cycle of violence is seen throughout Joanou’s (2006) movie.
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