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Old 03-02-2005, 02:52 AM   #6
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a sociologist would say that people which grow up in a certain environment is bound to adopt a certain lifestyle...and typically they would probably lump rez life in with "ghettos" and say that the gangs were a product of being poor mostly.

a psychologist would either say that these individuals are greatly troubled which is why they act out this way and others that grew up in the same environment do not...or that people will act as they are expected to. if you're treated like a criminal you'll act like one.

im really not sure what my explaination is. but im in agreement that the governments look at it as easier to put someone in jail than it is to educate them or put them through rehab. it seems all so-called "minority" groups are having this problem though. obviously the african americans have always had gang problems, then it seems increasing with the latino gangs. it seems that it is some peoples reaction to being treated as an inferior..so im leaning to the theory of some people are going to act as people expect them to...and the government obviously expects anyone that isnt upper-middle class to be the cause of all crime.
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