Gangsterism: Gang Activities

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Time has changed so do the social issues. Problems arising among the youth are at the alarming state. Main problems like smoking, gangsterism and illegal racing are affecting the country’s development. Gangsterism is common in a developing nation such as Malaysia and we have heard a lot about it occurring in schools. It has been reported that in developed countries, school children are increasingly involved in gangs. Gangsters are a threat to society and you can be considered a gangster if you are involved in any of these activities such as extort money from others, receive payment for threatening others or to beat someone up, ransom people for money, be a part of organised crime, force anyone to join a gang and its illegal activities, attend a gang’s swearing-in ceremony and engage in ‘tabletalk’ or a fight with other gang members. We, as a part of the society must prevent the problem of gangsterism from spreading. However, to solve this problem we must first get to know that it was caused by the influences from the surrounding, the intention of teenagers to attract other’s attention and to protect themselves. Many feel that gangsterism is caused by the teenager himself. But, this phenomenon is actually caused by the influences from the surrounding of the teenagers. In most cases, those who involves in gang activities are influenced by their school mates and friends who also involve in such activities. During this period, teenagers are easily influenced by others because they are very sensitive and don’t want to feel left out by their peers. In order to win the respect from their friends, they join these gangs. They are willing to involve themselves in gang activities such as extort money from others, fighting and receive payment for threatening others although they knew that it’s a negative activity. Besides, teenagers may also be influenced by the media to become a gangster. Nowadays, multimedia such as internet, television and radio are very popular and...
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