Criminalogical Theories Applied to Monster The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member In Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member, Kody Scott tells the story of the struggle between two significantly large gangs. At the age of eleven he was initiated into the Crips, and committed his first murder. It was this day that began what would become a career for Kody: banging (Scott, 1993). Kody worked hard to secure a reputation for his name.
Shakur greatly details his early years, his time as one of the leaders on the streets, and his transformation in prison. Kody Scott first became involved with the Crips at the age of eleven (Shakur Preface xiii). From the beginning of his time in the Crips, Scott seemed to naturally fit into the life of a gang member. He quickly gained notoriety for his numerous acts of violence and he was given the nickname "Monster" as a result of a vicious beating he gave a man that left him permanently disfigured and in a coma (Shakur 13). Scott became very well known around the community and was feared by rival gangs, as he quickly rose to the top of his own gang.
This criminal committed nine murders, and multiple accounts of rape. I wrote about his family history and how it affected him in school, and his ability to live as a normal citizen. His family history was mentioned in my research, and how it made an impact on the life he lived. Mark was very athletic, excelling in high school football. I explained thoroughly about the crimes Mark committed, and what he was known for.
Over the course of the next two years, Kody made it his only ambition to fight for the gang and promote the superiority of the Eight Tray Gangsters. Kody’s end goal was to ultimately achieve the status of “Ghetto Star”, a title given to a individual who is known throughout gang because of the barbaric acts they have committed in the name of their own gang set.
Without restrictions, the boys ruled themselves and answered to no one, except those they were loyal to or feared. The boys found out that no one is really in control and they can do what they wish, although they may face consequences for it. There is a lack of restrictions on the island and the boys have freedom to do what they want. This is shown by their lack of caring for each other and the tasks that they are assigned. The boys on the island tried to work together at first, but that failed because of a lack of strong leadership and irresponsibility among the children.
This type of adventure was very beneficial to Chris, as it allowed him to be out on his own, with nobody telling him where to go or what to do, things he could not accomplish in our society. Chris’ journey was both physical and metaphorical. It was physical in the aspect of his hitchhiking and roaming and metaphysical in the aspect of the pain and anger that he was running away from. The trouble with his family is only hinted at in the beginnin... ... middle of paper ... ...se. His conflicting emotions do not allow him to think clearly in the situation, which is ironic, as he is the only one who does not believe the girls’ witchcraft stories.
However, Darrel Curtis, a Greaser, refuses to believe in his inherent “lack of worth” as a Greaser, unlike many of his friends and family. He is equal to or better than most Socs, and people can see it, yet few believe it and even fewer choose to make any note of it. The few people who take note of it, his family and a very select few, note that had he been born under slightly different circumstances such as not being born poor and had his parents not die, he could have been a Soc, gone to college and succeeded at life. Darry should have had a future regardless of his lack of socioeconomic status because of his considerable intelligence, hardwork and
Hence, he empowered for his premature demise because he never acknowledged the possibility of any situation being too laborious for him. Regrettably, Chris’ father confirmed that his son was a self-absorbed person because he never showed concern for the thoughts of others: “If you attempted to talk him out of something, he wouldn’t argue. He’d just nod politely and then do exactly what he wanted” (8). By neglecting the time to reflect on the opinions of others, Chris illustrated how irrelevant he perceived the mindsets of others to be. Chris conveyed that he more so preferred to risk his life in doing something that he loved as opposed to listening to the sheltered and helpful advice from others.
Professor Jay Morgan was a man who was not a very loyal person whatsoever. Morgan was very untrustworthy and often made decisions that were deemed irresponsible and irrational. Aside from Morgan’s lack of good judgment he was overall a very nice person and he was a good friend to many. Harold Jenks- Harold Jenks also known as Jenks was a hardcore gangster who in his teenage years thought about nobody other than himself. As Jenks grew older he also grew wiser and realized that he could not keep up his gangster ways.
"THE STORY OF TONY DELVECCHIO" "This is the story of a man who grew up, lived, worked with, and became friends with some of the most famous and infamous people of our time and he lived to tell the tale." A father angrily picks up his son from jail who was arrested with a couple of local wise guys. As they leave the prison, the son is confused by his father's behavior. He thought his father would be proud since he heard all the stories of his father's past, being best friends with John Gotti and Frank Sinatra. The father takes him up to the cabin to tell him the story of his life.