New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Juvenile Gangs

by: drinksomedrpepper

Juvenile Gangs Soc Sci 164D


Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Juvenile Gangs
Professor Valadez
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Juvenile Gangs

Popular in Department

This 4 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 12 views.


Reviews for Juvenile Gangs


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 05/15/16
Juvenile Gangs Week 4 Lecture 8 Can’t replace attention  Children won’t remember most presents parents buy them, but they will always remember the presence parents give them  These were lonely children, unempowered, angry, and aggressive from years of disregard and neglect… and angry, ignored children have ways of getting revenge and attention from the adult world through outrageous behavior  Negative attention is still attention Unvalued kids  Rage towards others  Grab and take – no social skills  Limited empathy and can’t share  Self damage (girls) Fighting (boys)  No sense of future, can’t set goals  No self-confidence or self-worth  Limited focus on school work when survival and safety concerns are overwhelming  Need to reprogram brain to be able to survive and get through rough childhood  Child without a parent leader is intensely vulnerable to the attention and persuasion of predatory peers and adults  Key to solve gang problems is to see what parents do to kids and how they are treated  Fatherlessness is becoming the defining characteristic of American Childhood  Over 73% of African American births are to single women  Fatherlessness has now eclipsed the 50% mark for all races combined  Male presence is important California Youth (don’t need to know numbers)  About 9% of California children (856,000) have a parent in the adult criminal justice system  195,000 in state prison  97,000 in jail  564,000 on probation or parole  12,000 homeless children Gangs are Families Too  Things families provide if the family can’t: o Strong fathers, or consistent male role models can have good effect on kids when the brain is developing (male leaders are mentioned by kids when they need help or are in need) o Household structure, order, routine, security, safety o Discipline, accountability, consequences o Values/morals/ethics training (programming kids get during brain development) If families don’t, gangs provide  Basic supervision – “We got your back man”  Educational standards for achievement  Adult males to teach boys how to handle aggression, anger, frustration affection attention, and concern According to many criminologist  #1 predictor of juvenile failure and crime – weak, dysfunctional parents  How parents treat kids is how kids will grow up to be  Dysfunctional family  dysfunctional kids Narcissism  Exaggerated sense of self-importance  Fantasies of personal success  Exhibitionism, need for constant attention  Criticism brings rage, humiliation or emptiness o Become violent to hide their fear  Lack of empathy for others  Sense of entitlement  Exploitation of personal relationships  Avoidance of all kinds of accountability  Need to treat causes rather than symptoms  But we treat symptoms by putting people in jail  The gang culture is passed down by parents and family (generational gangs)  Kids do not have choice; they grow up and think this is normal behavior  Now seeing 3 and 4 generation Hispanic gang members  Put on wrong path from birth so you do not get to choose your path  See generational gangs in every category of race (Asian, black, Hispanic, white)  Kids mimic everything their parents do  Children understand more than you think?  When we speak, 90% of our communication comes from body languageUs  They understand nonverbal communication  Kids understand body language (looks, stance, eye contact, tone of voice)  Especially when they grow up violent and poor neighborhoods without strong families, youth develop of sense of having to be hard to survive  Use gang behavior in order to survive Violence Generational Gangs  Family tradition  Father to son, mother to daughter, brother to brother  Poverty is higher  higher chance of joining gangs  Why do we have generational gangs?  Parents can be powerful mentors and teachers  Children tend to mimic parental behaviors  Children see, children do School  Poor brain development and poor guidance  disabled learning so they do not do well academically  Learning disabled  Low academic achievement  Low school attachment  Low school commitment  Low academic aspirations  Cannot afford to go to school when poor because they are worried about safety when they are in gangs so they form tunnel vision  In 1950 and 1960, problems in school included chewing gum, talking, not putting trash in waste basket, and talking in line  Today students are concerned with gangs, murder, rape, drugs, extortion, sex  Media is a tool to get people to get scared, its propaganda, it creates stereotypes about specific groups  Schools population depends on geographic location and cannot stop violence if in low poverty area  Many educators fear retaliation or fights between rival gangs may creep onto campuses and affect students School Stats  81% school deaths were homicides, remainder suicides or accidents  77% of the school deaths caused by firearm  17% of the school deaths caused by a knife  51% of the murder victims were African American non Hispanic  1/3 blacks have arrest record and are poorest race in country and highest single parent  50$ of the perpetrators were African-American, non-Hispanic  3% of the school victims and 96% of the offenders were males  9-12 graders (high schoolers)  12% report being in a fight (16% male 7.8% females)  5.9% did not go to school one or more days in the 30 days prior to the survey because they felt unsafe at school and or on the way to or from school  Hard to learn and concentrate at school if you are worried about safety  5.4% carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) on school property one or more days in the 30 days prior to survey; carry weapons because they are afraid  7.4% reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property (bullied  1 in 5 report being bullied on school and 16% reported being bullied electronically (frats and greek life and pledges from hazing)  Gangs members can come from any walk of life from any social- economic background, from any type of family, anywhere in community; no one is immune Peer Group  Association with friends who engage in problem behaviors; group behavior during puberty and want to belong in a gang (age 14- 15) 


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Jennifer McGill UCSF Med School

"Selling my MCAT study guides and notes has been a great source of side revenue while I'm in school. Some months I'm making over $500! Plus, it makes me happy knowing that I'm helping future med students with their MCAT."

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.