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 prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can
only be speculated upon, but in the short term 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 effectively end gang violence we must find the way that these
morals are given to the individual Unfortunately, these can only be hypothesized.
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.