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 ...
Their motivations for joining the gang are varied, but usually fall within one of the
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 ...
Mar 4, 2010 ... Gangs are a scary phenomenon in our nation. They are becoming more
prevalent, increasingly violent, and more sophisticated in their crime.
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 ...
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.
Aug 24, 2013 ... Why are so many adolescents willing to join? Several risk factors have been
identified that increase the likelihood that a teen will join a gang ...
Gang membership can serve many seemingly practical purposes in a young
person's life. Developmentally, early adolescence is all about fitting into a group ...
Video: “Why Youth Join Gangs”. This video presentation features gang
researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in
There isn't just one reason for why people join gangs but many. And the more
reasons one person has to deal with, the harder it will be for them (him or her) to