Teen Delinquency And Its Effects On Society

963 Words Mar 4th, 2015 4 Pages
In modern society juvenile delinquency has been an issue engaged in by minors. More and more adolescents are committing delinquent crimes. Delinquency can be seen as the direct result of negative affective states. Gangs are a group of youths who collectively engage in delinquent behavior. Peer groups can provide a lot of social and emotional support for anti-social activities. Peer relations, in all cultures have been linked to adolescent behavior choices including substance abuse and delinquency. Currently there are now more than eight hundred thousand gang members in the United States and twenty four thousand gangs. In order to stop a behavior, it is great to understand what behaviors take place within the gang and also which will lead to resolve gang activity (Shoemaker, 2013).
Three main anti-social behaviors that occur within gangs are Peer pressure, parents/family, and abuse/neglect. Growing up there is always the more “popular” youths who do well socially and in school. However, children who are rejected from their peers tend to show aggressive behaviors or behave anti-socially (Siegel, 2011). In a child’s adolescence, acceptance from people weighs a lot more than it did when lets say a child was six months old. Acceptance by peers has a major impact on socialization for children. By their teams, children find that most of the times their emotional support comes from their friends if they are feeling bad. That sense of trust and being able to confide to peers without…
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