Youth

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Youth
the period between childhood and adulthood.
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Social construction of youth
The belief that the age of youth is not the same everywhere: that social factors affect both age and the norms surrounding that stage.
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Agents of social contol
The various groups, both formal and in formal, that control out behavior.
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Informal agents of social contol
Agents that control society, although control is not their primary function, such as schools.
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Peer group
Others of the same age, interests and social status.
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Peer pressure
The feeling that you should conform to the expectations of others your age.
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Gang
A group that has some form of membership, some form of hierarchy, and is often involved in criminal activity.
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Boredom
Joining a gang is something to do when there is nothing else to do.
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Status frustration
Joining a gang can get rid of feelings of inadequacy in a society where somewhere has a low social position.
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Sense of belonging
Joining a gang can give a sense of family or community.
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The belief that the age of youth is not the same everywhere: that social factors affect both age and the norms surrounding that stage.

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Social construction of youth

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The various groups, both formal and in formal, that control out behavior.

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Agents that control society, although control is not their primary function, such as schools.

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Others of the same age, interests and social status.

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