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Juvenile Gangs Week 3 Lecture 5

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Juvenile Gangs Week 3 Lecture 5 Soc Sci 164D

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Juvenile Gangs
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Date Created: 05/15/16
Juvenile Gangs Week 3 Lecture 5 Effects of Poverty  Living conditions  Resources  Form of brain trauma  Poor = tunnel vision  Idea of either being perpetrator or victim  Limited resources  Do not see all resources you have  Growing up poor can expose children to violence and hinder their brain development  Living in single family home  Unstable home environment  Growing up in a dysfunctional family, early exposure to violence, in a neighborhood where violence is used  Richard  Serial killer  Over 100 people killed for the mob  Grew up in dysfunctional family  Beat up by family  Calls victims it  Lived duel life with family as a financial consultant  Low income family  Father and mother would beat him  Harsh religion/catholic beliefs/education was “hand in hand” with strict discipline  Catholic school and beliefs  Thought it was better to give than to receive  Metal pole – almost killed 2 out of 6 men  Idea of more you fear me, the more you respect me  Serial killer – killing 3 or more people with a cooling period followed by killing 3 or more people again (cycle)  Stage 5 of brain development triggered this  Stronger bonds with family; stronger resilience  Social net and family strengths keep us bouncing up but Richard doesn’t have this Stage 5 of brain development  Brain changes in shape in size  Software update  Birth prune When you are poor how do you survive?  Money draws drug dealers in  Drug selling  Use kids to sell drugs  Kids, grandmothers, mothers sell  Less than 1/5 of the world’s poverty  Money just makes life easier  Money does not buy health Parent/Family  Family life can have a profound impact on childhood development and brain development  The brain is programmed and influenced by family  Children mimic parent’s behaviors and attitudes because they are always watching  Children see, children do Drug use by Juveniles  Do males respond differently than females?  Does age effect addiction?  What happens to brain when you first use drugs? (can affect brain development)  Depend on drugs, rely on it for happiness and it stimulates reward system in the brain and releases dopamine; take more because you build a tolerance and want same effect  Addiction is a disease of the brain  Early exposure to drugs ????  Nicotine is a common legal drug; more addictive than heroin  News video: toddler 2 year old taught how to smoke which affects early stages of development  5-9 year olds smoking toddlers in Asia  We all have pre-addictive personality  Alcohol and coffee are legal and addictive drugs  Automatic nervous system and consciousness nervous system – consciousness nervous system goes to sleep when overdosed with weed but automatic nervous system is still active  Weed is highly addictive  Given medical THC to patients 5 general categories of risk factors  Individual  Family  School  Neighborhood  Peers Individual  Low religious service attendance  Early marijuana use  Early violence  Antisocial beliefs  Early drinking  Externalized behaviors  Poor refusal skills 


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