Formation of teenagers’ strata that happens today in major cities is based primarily on age criteria are: studying in one or a parallel class, activities in one section, etc. Limited admission of teenagers in different places of mass entertainment in the evening (bars, discos, concerts, and so on) also influences the formation of teenager groups. This causes major social and age aspects of child and teen delinquency.
The main motive for the commission of certain actions by teenagers under 14 years old is an imitation of the leader. The leader is elected from among teens or accidentally among older teenagers. Such groups include football fans, hooligan gangs that do not have a specific direction, a group of teenagers that leave home and involved in petty theft and begging. Groups of such teenagers are usually involved in an offense, vandalism or organized hooliganism. Teenagers that leave home are at risk of being under the influence of criminal groups of professional beggars, pickpockets, Gypsies, drug addicts, and neo-Nazi organizations.
The real gangs and criminal organizations also have an impact on teenagers. Having quite regular contacts with teenagers, they use such factors to influence them as alcohol, drugs, money, and luxuries. They often involve teenagers in their criminal activities. In this case, the crimes committed by teens have the character of serious and very serious crimes, such as robbery, theft, and murder. One of the main causes of crimes committed by young people with special cruelty, child prostitution, theft, etc., is the problem of teenager and child drug addiction.
The above mentioned groups of teenagers are very easy influenced by gangs. They try to imitate them and their actions. Imitation is the desire to repeat everything other person does. Teens copy demeanor of their peers or adults. If someone around them uses alcohol or drugs, because of the desire to imitate teens also begin to try alcohol or drugs.
Teenagers from disadvantaged families choose leaders of gangs as their idol, trying to copy them, in everything.
The biggest trouble is waiting parents and teachers, as a teenager elect to follow the object of a real person, abusing drugs or alcohol, especially if this person has a criminal record. Most of adult addicts were in prison, as their way of life is connected with crime. Teenagers enthusiastically listen to stories of such people, about how they get high using drugs, without being able to determine where the truth and a lie. Such a person after finding grateful listeners in teenagers tells more lies to interest and attract youths. It is fraught with not only alcohol and drug abuse, but also a variety of criminal acts.
Formation of teenagers’ strata that happens today in major cities is based primarily on age criteria are: studying in one or a parallel class, activities in one section, etc. Limited admission of teenagers in different places of mass entertainment in the evening (bars, discos, concerts, and so on) also influences the formation of teenager groups.