N'STEP Gangology

Changing Gang Behavior From The Inside Out®

The Making of a Gang Banger

The Making of a Gang BangerⒸ

(Part One of A Three part series)                                                                             4/28/17

There are many myths - concerning both the structural gang cultureⒸ- and the psychology that permeates this reality. Most think that we are ruthless killers- born with some maladaptive gene- that proscribes us from feeling emotion- compassion- or rational when it comes to human life- but few have been able to take you into the psychology of a gang banger.


I’ll be your travel guide on this tour- please keep your minds inside of the vehicle - for I can’t be responsible for any misinterpretations - that you’ve been socially - or collegiately orientated to believe - concerning the structural gang cultureⒸ.


There are a plethora of external - environmental stimuli - as well as internal- familial stimuli- that are culpable for the making of a gang banger- and thought I won't address these issues - in totality in this piece- I will convey to the reader- a pithy comprehensible overview- in this three part series- on this reality.


Ride with me.


What is erroneously called (Ganging) - is the most ancient social interaction - among the youth documented.


Just as any social group is initiated - the set - is constructed through a “Diad” - to people who have the same life experiences- and the same perceptions of said life experiences- which have created a void in their lives- “An Avoidant Insecure Attachment”- in the home- and that void procures a need - that is left unfulfilled.


This does not mean that one’s parents are to blame- on the contrary- for one’s parents can exhibit the highest standard of morality- inside the home- and unconditional love- inside the home- and still have a son/daughter that who -when they venture out- are bombarded with the images of a counter productive environ - that supplants the tutelage of the parents - for the child spends more time interacting with the environment- then they do with the parents - who are consumed with the task of providing for the child.


The reality of environment is that - it has the power to effectuate personality construct- within the child- and the child accepts these psychic impressions of who they have to be - in order to survive- influencing and dictating the child's perceptions- and interactions.


If the child lives in a blighted community- the child suffers from lack and the desire to have the things that can't be afforded by the parent- the things that are strategically marketed - as symbols of status- which consequently orientates the child's wants- needs- and desires- opens the child's mind to alternative methods- criminality- to obtain what they've been socially orientated to want- need- and desire.


So gangs are a socially constructed reality- born of collective thought - and masterfully orientated into criminality- through the marketing of status symbols- and being denied access to a value system- that tells a child that they can be anything that they want to be- then discriminating against that possibility- creating in the child - confusion- frustration - and inevitably- insensate violence.


At that moment- the “In group”- and “Out group” mentality is born- and mores and norms are created to both that sustain the “in group”- and transgress the rights of the “Out group”. The Gang Banger is born… To be continued.


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