Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


It is important that future educators reach all students, especially those heading onto the wrong path. There are many problems that occur in the public schools today, one major issue that has developed rapidly is students joining gangs. Many of the students who join gangs want to feel accepted or do not have goals for themselves, perhaps because they seem out of reach. The research revealed major factors that lead students toward joining gangs, as well as the issues that occur in the schools that encourage gangs in their environment. Based on this research an important conclusion is that educators should provide students with the proper information and guidance to deter them from joining gangs and encourage them to pursue their education.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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