Why People Join Gangs

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There are many ways to get into a gang, but there are many reasons why people join, and what benefits they yield from joining a gang. Many members of gangs will see benefits to a gang, but those benefits are only received if one were to pledge to the steep risks that come with being in a gang. Benefits can range from gender, but they are usually the same, but there are different roles played based on one's gender an example would be females in gangs, “roles of women include: holding and transporting drugs, and guns as law enforcement as less likely to search women”(pg. 42, Eghigian, Petrenko). Women in gangs may have small roles, but still “important” ones that are equally as dangerous as a mans. This is because the “rewards” are similar for,
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