Youth Gangs : They Need Our Help Essay

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Youth Gangs: They Need Our Help

Tekya Morman

CJC-113 Juvenile Justice

James Crawford

Fall 2015

Abstract

There are several factors that play into youths joining gangs. These factors are a big deal and can easily be fixed to lower the youth gang rate. For my research paper I will be writing about youth gangs and how factors in a childs life pertains to why they join gangs. I will research why youths get involved with gangs and how it affects the communities. I will explain what types of gangs are out there and what kids get involved in what gang. I will also explain what a gang is and how to know if someone is gang affiliated. I will also research in ways we can come together to put a stop to youth gangs. I will compare the lifestyles of these children who end up in gangs compared to the children who don’t end up being in gangs as youths. I will also explain how these factors impact that child and why they then decide to be apart of a gang. I will find different sources to help my research and I will quote them in my article to back up what I am writing and trying to inform.

Youths who are in gangs need help and we need to become more educated on how to help these children and to prevent more youth gangs in the future. "In 2012, there was an estimated, 30,700 gangs (an increase from 29,900 in 2011) and 850,000 gang members (an increase from 782,500 in 2011) throughout 3,100 jurisdictions with gang problems (down from 3,300 in 2011) "…

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