The reasons why young people join gangs can vary from simple to more ... Peer
Pressure - Kids and teens face constant pressure to fit in, and they may not have
Understanding Why Your Children Might Join Gangs • General Reasons For
Gang Membership • Personal Reasons for Gang Membership • Characteristics of
Protection - many members join because they live in the gang area and are, ... In
many cases, parents are unaware of their children's gang activity and are ...
Aug 24, 2013 ... Having identified these risk factors, experts propose that young adults join gangs
because they both act as a surrogate family, as well as ...
Decker and Van Winkle (1996) view joining youth gangs as consisting of both
pulls ... Because so many risk factors have been identified, it is difficult to
determine ... to the child, and low parental supervision all increase the probability
of gang ...
Mar 4, 2010 ... If friends or family members are in a gang, kids may be pressured to join a gang.
Some youth grow up in a neighborhood where gangs are ...
Gang membership can serve many seemingly practical purposes in a young
person's life. Developmentally, early adolescence is all about fitting into a group ...
Some children and adolescents are motivated to join a gang for a sense of ... age
-inappropriate sexual behavior, difficulty finding a job because of lack of ...
May 19, 2015 ... Lack of satisfying jobs for youths, combined with poverty and social isolation, are
all factors that precipitate to young people joining gangs.
Video: “Why Youth Join Gangs”. This video presentation features gang
researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in