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Juvenile Gangs Week 1 Lecture 2

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Juvenile Gangs Week 1 Lecture 2 Soc Sci 164D

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Juvenile Gangs
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by drinksomedrpepper on Sunday May 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc Sci 164D at University of California - Irvine taught by Professor Valadez in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views.


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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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