forms from now on and whether or not he can trust them.
2) I believe Ross’s story shows that juvenile crime is something we should definitely take more seriously since they are responsible for a good chunk of crime that happens in this country. I also think it shows that anyone can be affected by this at any time. Ross’s story shows this because he thought he was just giving a friend a ride to his cousin house and ended up nearly being killed by that friend. When it comes to gangs I think Ross’s story shows that recruitment ...
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...ecruiting, drugs, sexual exploitation, and criminal activity. This creates a cycle of violence because those kids will be taught the skills to become criminals and those that grow up and are lucky enough to not be killed or sent to prison will pass on those skills to another generation. I believe we should have prevention programs in place in schools and other local communities settings because by preventing kids from joining gangs we would be helping three areas of the community. The first is innocents would not be caught in the crossfire of gang violence if there is none. The second is the criminal justice system wouldn’t have to worry about the gang violence and can focus their efforts on other problems. Lastly the individuals who are being targeted to join these gangs will be able to live their lives and hopefully become productive citizens in their communities.
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