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
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 ...
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 ... Given that adolescents are joining gangs as young as eleven years of age, these
... The Harlem Children's Zone project, pioneered by Geoffrey Canada in 1997, ...
The causes, treatment, prevention, and implications of trauma.
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 ...
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 ...
There are different reasons for different kids. Some are ... Some join for self-
protection because they are picked on by other gang members. Some grow up in
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
There are all kinds of reasons for joining a gang, but like most youth activities,
whether criminal or otherwise, most young males and females join gangs for ...