What Makes One Join A Gang

Family Related Motives For Joining A Gang

1. Life is stressful at home

2. Lack of parental involvement

3. Low or nonexistent expectations from parents

4. Limited English speaking homes

5. Abuse or neglect

6. Ineffective parenting

7. Permissive truancy attitudes

Personal Motivations For Joining A Gang

1. Low motivation

2. Low educational or occupational expectations

3. Low self esteem

4. Behavior or discipline problems

5. Drug abuse

6. Negative police involvement

7. Peer pressure

8. Poor internalization skills

9. Protection and security

10. Glamorization by the media (Fashion, Music, Television) 

What A Family And A Gang Have To Offer An Individual

FAMILY   VS   GANGS

Food         

Clothing         

Love         

Shelter         

Discipline         

Belonging         

Identification         

Security         

Status         

Caring         

Acceptance         

 

 

 

 

          Food

          Clothing

          Love

          Shelter

          Discipline

          Belonging

          Identification

          Security

          Status

          Caring

          Acceptance

          Power

          Money

          Sex

          Drugs

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