Youth Gangs Essay

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  • Youth Gangs

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    Youth participation in gangs actually decreased from 1996 to 2004, but the violence within these gangs has not. Homicides committed by youth gang members still remain as a monumental problem across the United States of America. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention reported in its 2004 survey of youth gangs that there were an estimated 760,000 gang members that year. Many of the kids affiliated with gangs come from lower income, single parent homes; therefore, the youths of America

  • Causes Of Youth Gangs

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    A gang is a group of people who associate closely, often exclusively, for social reasons. The issue of youth gangs has received considerable media, political and police attention in Australia in recent years. Young people like to belong to a peer group. Those who feel left out of social groups may end up joining a gang or just associating with an antisocial group of peers. Other reasons young people join gangs can be for example; protection, identity, fellowship and intimidation. Over 40% of gang

  • Youth Gangs Essay

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    beginning a discussion or exploration of youth gangs, the longevity of the social problem becomes a reasonable starting point. Youth joining together and roaming the streets of London together in packs were described as early as 1830 in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist (Burnett, 1999). Before considering the current state of affairs with youth gangs, it first becomes important to focus attention on developing a concise understanding of what is meant by the term “youth gang.” Additionally, what are trends

  • Youth Gangs In Canada

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    Youth gangs in Canada is becoming more and more of issue. Adolescents across Canada resort to joining youth gangs for many different reasons. A youth gang is a group of young adolescents who use intimidation and violence to gain prestige among other gangs and control certain areas of unlawful activities. For all the reasons an adolescent would join a youth gang, police and the Government have come up with programs to prevent youth from joining and to get them to leave the gangs. With programs involving

  • Introduction Of Gang Youth

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    Description Gang youth can be seen as a marginalized population due to their involvement with street violence and drugs. Some youth eventually leave the gang life while others remain in it during adulthood. In some eyes, even in the eyes of some educators themselves, education does not tend to correlate with gang members, however, some youth do leave the gang life behind and decide to get a college education. For those who do change that lifestyle, what influenced them to leave the gang life and pursue

  • Youth Gang Culture

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    Over the decade an emergence of the “youth gang culture” has seen its fair share of publicised scrutiny. With the increase in violent youth gangs becoming more of a reality the UK governments have had a distinctive and problematic issue with the youth of today’s society that choose to not confirm with the social norms. So what key factors attract people to this idea of being a Gang member? In a collaboration of well thought out theories and a well-adapted proposition conspiring with this question

  • Youth Gang Violence

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    Youth gang violence has turned into an unmistakable issue in the public eye reaching across national boundaries as well as socio-economic, cultural, racial, and class distinctions. Not only is the problem widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a common, acknowledged, and a mainstream behavior for many teens. Gang activity is extremely common in lower income neighborhoods and ethnic ghettos where underprivileged children are regularly recruited. Youth gang

  • Youth Gangs Essay

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    Youth gang related crime crime has been growing for years, but little data exists about the extent and precise nature of crimes committed by gang members. Gangs have been said to have committed many crimes such as drug smuggling, murder, and theft. Although many gang members have been known to do some of these things, there is no real evidence that they are gang related. Researchers found that the median age at which youths begin to hang out with gangs is approximately 13 years old (Roland

  • Life Of A Gang : Youth

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    Life in a Gang Youth are exposed to gang life at an early age, sometimes as early as 10 or 11 years old. Observing older and respected gang members can often lead to impressions among youth that lead them to believe gang life is the way to gain access to things such as status, money and prestige. Research states that older more established gang members will utilize youth to their advantage by having them steal for the gang, buy and sell drugs, carry weapons and commit other crimes in hopes to evade

  • Essay about Youth Gangs

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    social epidemic among the youth of our nation. This social distress stems directly from the rising number of youth gangs throughout the country. Gang mentality and social deviance of this form has been noticed and documented in this country for decades. “ Prior to the 1970’s, gang violence was still popularly associated with white ethnic enclaves in the cities of the Midwest and East, and gang incidents were typically brawls involving fists, sticks and knives. Today, gangs are made up largely of ethnic