For my research essay I will be discovering the reasons of why most teenagers join gangs. I will be leaning towards a more specific search top find out if the reason happens to come mostly from living in broken homes or just having a bad childhood in general. A gang is a number of people that form a group or a unit that sticks together and typically looks to dominate over another group or make themselves feel superior. Not all gangs are violent but most gangs are. Now a days mostly all gangs involve themselves in illegal doings out on the street. Even gangs that aren’t widely known around the world might still be considered a gang in their community.Not only will I be searching for reasons of why teens join gangs but I will also be looking for why don’t all teens join gangs that come from broken homes, what makes a certain gang stand out to them type of teenagers and also I will try to find quotes about the subject from people who were going to join a gang and didn’t as well as kids already in a gang. I have also gained knowledge in this area from going to different events hearing gangs members talk about their past experience with joining a gang. I have been around people who told me why they were thinking about joining gangs and why they did or didn’t. Basically I want to present the core information of do teens join gangs because of their household problems or is it for different reasons? Another thing i would like to do is briefly tell the history of gangs before or time and gangs of today’s time specifically the gangs that we hear about more then often.
In this article it gives specific reasons why some teens might join a gang. Not only does it tell about family problems but it goes into deeper detail giving reasons of why they might join such as money issues or even peer pressure.
I intend to use this article to better give the other side of my story as of why teens join gangs which does not include broken households or negative childhoods. I also like to use this article to possibly refute an argument that i might find telling that some of the reasons teens join gangs are not accurate.
In this article it talks about the specifics of gangs and why they are normally formed. it starts by telling that gangs are an alternate family to teens which is why they join. It also gives definitions why the leader of gangs get the up-most respect and why these certain teens need that certain love from its members in the gang.
I really like this article because it goes so deep into what the gangs do for its members and how teens really rely on the gangs to make it through life. I plan on using this information to better support that my argument of broken homes lead to gang joining by teens.
This article talks about the significance of a gang and why teens join them. It gives more of a general look at why and not a inside detailed look. It tells about the wanting feeling of love but also the fear and race factor communities have giving an impact of teens lives causing them to join as well.
I intend on using this article to back up my thesis on teens joining gangs because of a bad childhood. This article with quotes from teens on whether they had a bad childhood or not should be great information in this essay.
In this article that i found using the academic search premier, it gives a great deal of information on why youth or teens join gangs. But it more so gives the background information on gangs such as what they do, different reasons why they do crimes, and as well as what can they do to prevent teens from joining gangs.
I definitely intend on using this article to show reasons why they join gangs but to tell how the government looks to stop youth from joining but it hasn’t really worked yet. This article is full of different information that can be included in this essay and it all is very useful.
The article I found by using the academic search premier is about the connection between bad neighborhoods and gang affiliation. Its talking about the way gangs come to neighborhoods to recruit kids who basically lives a criminal life or who has been given jail time. It gives a lot of information about different characteristics of neighborhoods and how they have the qualities for a specific gang to come and try to recruit.
I plan to use this information to support my thought of bad childhoods lead to teens joining gangs. I also plan to take this information and do more research into it to see if gangs are only formed in bad neighborhoods or can they be formed anywhere.