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Why People Join Gangs - Gang Alternatives Program (GAP)


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  ...

Why Young People Join Gangs and What You Can Do


Understanding Why Your Children Might Join Gangs • General Reasons For Gang Membership • Personal Reasons for Gang Membership • Characteristics of  ...

Why Young People Join Gangs - Los Angeles Police Department


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 ...

Poverty, Broken Homes, Violence: The Making of a Gang Member ...


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 ...

Why Do Youth Join Gangs?


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 ...

Gangs: Reasons Youth Join, Warning Signs and Prevention Tips |


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 ...

The Reasons Why Kids Join Gangs | Our Everyday Life


Gang membership can serve many seemingly practical purposes in a young person's life. Developmentally, early adolescence is all about fitting into a group ...

Gangs and Children


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 ...

Why do People join Gangs? |NoBullying|


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.

"Why Youth Join Gangs" video - National Gang Center


Video: “Why Youth Join Gangs”. This video presentation features gang researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in gangs.