These risk factors increase the odds that a young person will join a gang, but is
not a ... The reasons why young people join gangs can vary from simple to more
Gang members join a gang by either committing a crime or undergoing an ...
Protection - many members join because they live in the gang area and are, ...
Decker and Van Winkle (1996) view joining youth gangs as consisting of both ...
in deciding to join a gang: They see personal advantages to gang membership ...
Gang membership can serve many seemingly practical purposes in a young
person's life. Developmentally, early adolescence is all about fitting into a group ...
May 19, 2015 ... Gangs have been a part of popular culture ever since the dawn of time. However,
lately gangsters turned from outcasts to role models. Thanks ...
Video: “Why Youth Join Gangs”. This video presentation features gang
researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in
Oct 11, 2010 ... Peer Pressure - Gangs can put the squeeze on teens to join their life of crime ...
truancy issues, or struggling academically for no known reason.
... need teenagers. Studies repeatedly show that teens join gangs to feel a sense
of belonging. The following are some other reasons why teenagers join gangs.
There are different reasons for different kids. Some are drawn by parties, girls
and drugs. Some are looking for respect and power. Some find a feeling of caring
There have been a moderate number of studies surrounding the reasons why
youth join gangs. However, few have emphasized the life path of gang members