Gang Violence In The Workplace
Reputation is a way that gang members can project their image of masculinity to others. Violent behavior appeared to play an important role in this transformation of identify and self. Gang members are usually willing to kill or be killed for the gang in order to sustain self-perception as a loyal gang member. Individually or collectively, rival gang members constantly pose a physical threat according to inmates (Stretesky and Pogrebin, 2007).
Most gang members noted that they engaged in violent behavior more frequently once they joined a gang. The situations one finds themselves in, in this case gang violence, together with becoming a person who is willing to use violence to maintain membership in the gang is indicative of a transformed identity. The violent gang members perceived other gangs as ongoing enemies who constantly presented a threat to their safety.
Take into consideration that the inmate’s cultural code is similar if not the same as the gang code. According to gang members disrespect or rejection of self-professed identity claims by others, often was the cause of violence. Individually or collectively, rival gang members constantly pose a physical