CSU Global ?Why Juveniles Join Gangs Essay

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Why Juveniles Join Gangs

Use two theories that could be applied to explain the reasons why juveniles join gangs. Please provide a brief discussion of the theory as well as the application of the theory and use at least two outside sources, in addition to the textbook.

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Many theorists have hypothesized the reasons that drive many juveniles to opt to join
gangs. Below are two prominent theories that explain this deleterious choice (involvement in
groups) that many youths make.
Strain theory
Strain theory explains the struggles the youth go through to realize their economic
aspirations such as the wealth, power and success in life. Juveniles often have huge economic
imaginations and lack sufficient means to reach such aspirations (Pyrooz & Sweeten, 2015).
Nearly all youths have similar financial goals of wealth, success, power and freedom but lack the
required materials or resources to accomplish this economic stability. To suffice their desires,
youths resort to ille...


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