Listen to the lyrics song gang life is you smile now but then you cry later

Listen to the lyrics song gang life is you smile now

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Listen to the lyrics (song): gang life is you smile now but then you cry laterGetting out of gangsWhy join a gang (push factors)oNegative push and pull factors that keep you in the gang (quiz)Push FactorsFamily problems PovertyDysfunctionalLack of success in schoolPull Factors (the gang offers benefits)Safety/financialProtection/supportLove/sense of belongingsOpportunitiesoPositive push and pull factors help you get out from the gang life (quiz)Desistence (quiz)When a person decides to leave a gang/gang life
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Turnover of gang membership is constantMost gang members are in their gang for a year or lessoSo how do the gang members increasingBecause poverty is increasingDesistence is a function of:oThe level of the individual's participation/time in the gangoHow established and severe the level of gang activity is in the communityFormer gang memberResearch with former gang members indicates that marginal or short term gang members can leave the gang with little or no consequences.oThe faster you leave a gang, the easier it is.oThe Longer you are in a gang, the harder desistence is (quiz)Short term involvementShort term involvement can have long-term effects, including:oIncreased participation in crime, school problems, decreased employment, exposure/involvement to alcohol/drug use and increases the risk of victimization.
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