Gang Culture

Gang–culture is becoming increasingly prevalent whether through peer-group pressure, sectarian tension etc. Our programme engages with young people in exploring how difference and diversity can either challenge us to accept one another or cripple us with fear, leading to retaliation.

We explore a typical gang-member's profile in their search for a sense of belonging, personal worth and relevance in society.

Course outline:

  • Factors that determine membership in gangs
  • Profiling the gang-member
  • Gang sub-culture: satisfying a need?
  • Gang-culture: links to bullying
  • Links to drugs and crime
  • Strategies in providing alternative models of group-bonding
  • An integrative approach involving school / family / community / social providers / community police


'Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of me'.
Pope John Paul II

'A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual'
Sigmund Freud

'It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics'
Snoop Dogg