Sociological Theories On Gangs

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Running Head: GANGS FROM DIFFERENT SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES AND THEORIES

Different Sociological Perspectives and Theories on Gangs
Cheyenne K. Sorenson
Sociology 101

GANGS FROM DIFFERENT SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES AND THEORIES
Abstract
Gangs have direct effects on a society, such as increased levels of crime, violence and murder. Gangs also have long-term or late suggestions in that gang members are more likely to drop out of high school, struggle with unemployment, abuse drugs and alcohol or in end up in jail. These factors not only contribute to the gang members, but they also force taxpayers to pay for welfare and community-assistance programs. Common reasons for the younger generation to join gangs, include trying to find a place where they belong and sharing in mutual desires for safety from family problems or life challenges. Together, the feelings and attitudes among gang members haze them to act violently, often self-contradictory with rival gangs. This violence leads to injury and death of not only members but also of bystanders in the community. High gang activity also causes fear among community members, discourages business activity and obstructs home-value appreciation. Communities, also must pay for higher levels of law enforcement when gangs are prominent.
Drug abuse, teen pregnancy, imprisonment and unemployment all bring income to communities. Populations, educated workers are faded due to negative results of different gangs. Drugs and teen
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