Juvenile Gangs Week 3 Lecture 5
Juvenile Gangs Week 3 Lecture 5 Soc Sci 164D
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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