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What in your opinion is the main reason that youths join street gangs?

The information for this is needed for a research project on gang culture for a media essay.

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  • JC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    A lot of it has to do with how they were brought up and the neighborhood they were brought up in. It becomes like second nature to become a part of a gang that a person has basically grown up with their whole life. Sometimes life at home is tough, so they turn to those who are like family to them, those who claim that they will be there for them whenever they need them, watch their back. Gangs claim to be 'like family' and swear to always have your back when you need them (I know different, from experience). It can be enticing to a young kid who has troubles at home.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    acceptance. no man is an island unto himself

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