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    Effects Of Teen Gangs

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    Teen Gangs “Reports show that gangs are present in every state in the US, where in 1970 they existed in less than half of all states” (Lohmann). Teen gangs are started around the ages of 14 and 15. When teenagers get into a gang, he or she usually gets into the gang to make themselves look resilient or try to blend in, in account of problems at home or simply if one does not feel loved. Teen gangs are becoming a problem in the United States and the effects of these gangs are unnecessary youth deaths

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    Teens And Gang Violence

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    every community experiences some sort of gang violence (Tucker). Although, it may not directly affect one specific community. It is making a great impact on the new generation. Gang violence among teens has become more prevalent in today’s society. For example, during the summer of 2017 in Lancaster South Carolina, five teenagers were murdered by other teens in gang affiliated behaviors. Thus, resulting in imprisonment. The question is how we punish these teens. Should they receive the death penalty

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    Why Teens Join Gangs

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    Many people wonder why teens would think of joining a gang. There are many different of teens who join and they join for many different reasons; some of them include wanting power or having status, looking for friendship or a family, peer pressure and wanting money and other materialistic items. Some teenagers join gangs because of family involvement. In many situations family members already in gangs often recruit other family members. If a teenagers family is not in a gang and they still join they

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    person turns out to be; however, some of these factors are more crucial than others. Growing up without a father or being in a financial struggle could be some of the reasons why teens turn to gangs, but the main reason is because they like to hang out with people that have things in common with them. Many people in gangs have bad grades, don’t like school, and like being delinquents. This is also why they tend to be dangerous, because teenagers are reckless and do not think about the consequences

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    every community experiences some sort of gang violence (Tucker). Although it may not directly affect one specific community, it is making a great impact on the new generation. Gang violence among teens has become more prevalent in today’s society. For example, during the summer of 2017 in Lancaster, South Carolina, five teenagers were murdered by other teens in gang affiliated behaviors. Thus, resulting in imprisonment. The question is how we punish these teens. Should they receive the death penalty

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    thoughts of others. Teens feel this pressure the most. At least 40% of teens say that peer pressure distracts them from reaching their goals. (Peer Pressure Survey Statistics, 2010) Teens are unable to develop a sense of independence to deal with peer pressure. Psychologist Abraham Maslow says “a hierarchy of human needs and one of the needs is to belong and to be accepted by friends, family and peers.” (Grayson, 2015) Due to this, teens end up joining gangs and showing gang behaviour. Gang behaviour and

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    that the Holy Spirit is in charge. David Wilkerson, a country preacher from Pennsylvania, is the founder of Teen Challenge. This organization started in 1958 and still runs today as a ministry to save those with habits that are life controlling. Teen Challenge has become one of the most effective ways to reach out to teenagers and young adults who are dealing with issues related to gangs, drugs, and alcohol. However, the road to success was very challenging for Wilkerson and his team. (Worldchallenge

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    Essay about Gang Violence in Philadelphia

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    presence of gangs, and the streets are run by unruly groups of fearless young adults. Gang violence in Philadelphia is a major issue, and the citizens will never be safe until gang prevention occurs. Gang prevention is not a simple task, but with the right resources available, it is possible. Gang violence is a problem that will contribute to the collapse of Philadelphia, and it has yet to be solved throughout many generations. With gang violence on the rise, the best solution to gang violence is

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    United States. When speaking on juvenile violence there are many different types of violence like youth violence, school violence, dating violence, gang violence. The problem is clear, the solution not so much. What can we do to prevent and or minimize the amount of juvenile violence and crime? Each topic selected compares to one another for example, gang violence leads into school violence, which leads into dating violence, which all wraps up under youth violence. Each of these topics is also different

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    Angeles Criminology 301 Professor Jenny June 7, 2012 Abstract In recent years, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) noticed the increase in the number of teens between the ages of nine to seventeen being involved with gangs in the United States. While most people would agree that gang membership is an individual choice, scholars believe that it is more important to shift the focus of these programs from an individual level to a community level. This literature review

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