Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and major way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be seen upon, but in short, the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to successfully end gang violence we must find the way that these morals are given to the individual unfortunately, these can only be guessed. However, by looking at the way humans are influenced in society, I believe there is good evidence to point the blame at several institutions. These include the forces of the media, the government, theater, drugs and our economic system.
On the surface, gangs are caused by peer pressure and greed. Many teens in gangs will pressure peers into becoming part of a gang by making it all sound exciting. Money is also ...