Why do teens join gangs.

Leonardo Rivera

Why do teens join gangs ?

Teens join gangs because they want a part of something, they feel intimidated and they want to feel protected in some kind of way.for them they join a family that they didn't have.

Identity

'They want people to picture them as someone cool because they are in a gang and people will see them different and also talk to them differently.They are looked like different people .

Intimidation

When they grow up in a gang environment they don't want to be intimidated by other gang members so they just join and be part of it.When in the gang they dont realy experience intimidation.

Protection

When your in the gang you think your protected by the other members imagine your in a shout out your by yourself or with the other gang members.They feel that they have some won with them when times are hard.

work cited

Howell, Vickii, and Bob Carlton. "Growing Up Tough." Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL). Aug. 29 1993: 1A+. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.


Hoag, Christina. "LA Tries Test to Find Kids Likely to Join Gangs." Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). Aug. 2 2009: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

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