Juvenile Gangs Week 1 Lecture 2
Juvenile Gangs Week 1 Lecture 2 Soc Sci 164D
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Date Created: 05/15/16
Juvenile Gangs Week 1 Lecture 2 Media wants more money and circulation so they display more violent images and videos on the news American Violence 2011 Over 2.3 million people in custody Over 5 million on probation/parole American spends over 60 billion dollars a year to incarcerate More people in probation than parole People put more people in jail than any other country in the world Per capita America puts more people in jail than any other country Violence is part of American culture and is used as a solution Violence is a learned behavior 1. Hormones that drive individual to join a group 2. The hormones tell you that you get your self worth from the group you belong to (positive group) Gangs are a function of demographic and geography Sizeable black and Latino gang groups Migration is more profound now than 25 years ago When you move you bring your gang culture with you Mass migration of people leaving California has highest population of people on welfare than any state in the union 1/3 of countries welfare Only about 25% of gang members are juvenile, so most of the gang members are adults Violence is now a form of brain trauma that interferes with brain development Violence is exposed at younger age Homicides occur most often where more young black men live Blacks are 12.7% of the US population but have made up almost half of its murder victims for at least 25 years Blacks have the highest population of single parents Blacks are the least educated and highest poverty rate 6 times more likely to be exposed to violence/die at a young age In America we treat symptoms and not causes We do not address what causes the problems Lots of gang activity in areas affected by poverty Violence Respect: now based on fear The more you respect me, the more you fear me (guns) The majority of gang violence is the result of a chance or random encounter There is no accurate way to predict exactly when it will happen Juveniles and Arson Value of the Internet See violence on the internet and media that influences others and is out there for the public to view Able to post on social media for others to watch Graffiti can issue a challenge or a welcome home map, a form of intimidation, marks off turf, greeting/challenge Juveniles and Brain Maturation
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