Societies make many troubling assumptions about the types of young people who join gangs and why this might occur.

Societies make many troubling assumptions about the types of young people who join gangs and why this might occur. Yet sociology research shows that not listening to these youth’s experiences can become a “self-fulling prophecy.” One sociologist notes: “People don’t get better when you focus on the bad stuff.”

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