Take a position as to why kids join gangs

Some of them will still join the gangs even after being warned and having enough exposure to the appropriate advice against such behaviours. It therefore follows that there are some very pressing challenges that these children who join the gangs face, under the blanket of identity crisis during adolescence. The most potent of all factors leading to the stubborn insistence on social vices by adolescents and youths are internal factors that the developing personality tries to come to terms with. At such a time, these children require the appropriate conditioning that will encourage them to make the correct decision for instance in joining helpful friendships.
In this paper, there are certain factors that appear to have the most determining forces that these children face leading to joining the wrong groups. Academic research shows that while some children find difficulties in cultivating the appropriate friendship patterns due to the environment that they are brought up in, there are chances that they would still behave the same if the environment was changed. Likewise, there are chances that environment would not affect yet another section of the youths’ population. The important thing is the realization that various factors contribute to marked differences in the life of the children. Kids join gangs for a number of reasons, among which are for protection, to gain of sense of belonging, or to get into illegal activities.
Firstly, according to the Juvenile Justice Bulletin (1), children who are brought up in a neighbourhood where the environment for the cultivation of a positive social integration is poor always find the wrong footing into social life. The Bulletin finds strong links in the presence of gangs in such neighbourhoods to the lack of the appropriate positioning and empowerment for making social decisions in the youths. Poor neighbourhoods present challenging development factors for