Why People Get Involved in Gangsterism

Not all people who grow up in a gang-ridden area become a gang member. Some resist the pressure to join one of the gangs, others just don’t feel like it at that time, and some are spared from being recruited because they are too young or too old. However, a lot of people do join gangs and many of them do so for very understandable reasons. There is never one single reason why people get involved in gangsterism. It is usually a combination of factors which combine together to make someone more susceptible to joining. There are many reasons why people get involved in this type of lifestyle. Here’s a look at some of the most common ones:

Poverty and desperation

This is the first reason why people get involved in gangsterism. In many cases, the person has grown up in poverty and has been desperate to escape it all their life. Gangsterism, therefore, offers an easy way out of this situation. Some gangs offer people an easy cash source by selling drugs. And with the right connections, it is possible to make a lot of money from this. If someone has grown up in poverty, it can be easy for them to believe that joining a gang will give them opportunities that will have been out of their reach otherwise.

Drugs

Another reason why people get involved in gangsterism is because of drugs. Some gangs sell drugs, and some specialize in selling one type of drugs. For instance, one gang might sell only crack cocaine while another might sell marijuana and methamphetamines. Most gangs that specialize in selling drugs will recruit new members who are willing to sell drugs in their neighbourhoods. They do this because it makes it easier for them to sell drugs. People who are addicted to drugs are more likely to join a gang because they will need to get more drugs. One way of obtaining the additional drugs is to steal money or other items. Gang members who sell drugs are more likely to get involved in criminal activities because they need to get money quickly.

Peer pressure

Another common reason why people get involved in gangsterism is peer pressure. Most people who get involved in gangs have friends who are already in gangs. They may have been involved with these friends for a long time and, as a result, will feel the peer pressure to join them. Some young people have friends who are gang members because they have been put together in school by the school administration. This is done in the hope that the students will provide support for each other and help each other to complete their homework and studies. However, some of these peer groups will become gangs and encourage their members to take part in criminal activities. People who are not part of gangs are more likely to be robbed or attacked by gang members because they want to force them to join their gangs. This is another reason why people get involved in gangsterism because they are pressured into joining.

A sense of belonging

Gangs often offer their members a sense of belonging. This is another reason why many people get involved in gangsterism. They may have felt like they didn’t belong anywhere and that no one cared about them. Gangs provide people with a sense of belonging and make them feel welcome. They also make them feel important because the gang members will often show respect for them. A lot of people who join gangs believe that the gang members are their family. They usually also have a sense of loyalty towards the gang members. This is why they are prepared to do anything for the gang members. People who feel like they didn’t belong anywhere before are more likely to get involved in gangsterism because they feel like they have a place with the gang members.

Revenge

Another reason why people get involved in gangsterism is revenge. Some gang members get involved because they have had something done to them and are seeking revenge. They may also have been involved in criminal activities before they got arrested and want to get back at the people who harmed them. People who get involved in gangsterism for revenge often have a grudge against another person or a group of people. This is why they want to take revenge. Many people who get involved in gangsterism because of revenge will want to get out of the gang as soon as they have taken their revenge. This is why they want to get out of the gang. The problem is that they may end up going to jail and never getting their revenge. They may also never get out of the gang because it is very hard to leave a gang once you have joined.

Conclusion

The truth is that there are many reasons why people get involved in gangsterism. There are gangs that recruit people for different reasons, and each of these gangs may have a different way of recruiting new members. Some gangs will recruit people who want to get out of poverty, others will recruit people who want to get revenge, and others will recruit people who are looking for a sense of belonging. People who are under a lot of pressure or who are struggling with life in general are more likely to get involved in gangsterism. This is why it is important for people to get support and advice when they need it. By taking steps to reduce the level of stress in their lives, they may be able to avoid getting involved in gangsterism. MCM focuses on helping people (especially Youth at Risk) to reduce stress that lead to gang involvement, by means of investing time and care into their lives. We provide safe spaces, food and training to help them see themselves differently and realise the value they have.