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INVESTIGATION : TEEN GANGS
Transcript of INVESTIGATION : TEEN GANGS
Biopsychosocial approach: explains how biological, psychological and social factors combine to influence physical and mental health
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
3320 youth gang members in Ontario
Why do teenagers and adolescents join youth gangs?
We aim to look at it through; anthropology, psychology and sociology
UK Youth Gang Study
50% had an anxiety disorder
85% had a personality disorder
25% screened positive for psychosis
Caused by exposure to violence at young ages
About 1 third of these gang members attempted suicide
Background Information/Importance of Research
Growth of Gangs
Influence on External Members
Solutions and Reducing Violence
social status & environment
stress & aggression
conformity to past generation
Our hypothesis reflects each of our areas of study. We each chose to look at a specific cause pertaining to our field.
Gangs: It's Your Life
Psychology: The scientific study of behaviour and mental processes
Biological Functionalism: Everything you do has a biological reason to why you do it
So what is the biological cause and function of aggression?
3 Types of Aggression:
SOCIETAL RISK FACTORS OF TEENAGE GANGS
Availability of Drugs
3 Types of Aggression:
3 Types of Aggression:
Sociology: Sociology is the academic study of social behavior, including its origins, development, organization, and institutions
race and ethnicity of youths who join gangs
why do teens join gangs
physical and culture development
how does the 21 first century relate to teen gangs
how does the music industry prevail teen gangs, how does it embrace teen gangs
Psychological View: Aggression does shape a persons choices, but what is more important is the reason for this aggression.
What is a youth gang?
It is a group of people that consists young people that identify themselves as a “gang” and have a name, they are generally called “gangs” by outcast to the group, and perform delinquent and deviant behavior
Importance of Researching Issue
Statement of Motivation
Nature vs Nurture
On estimate Toronto has around 73 to 300 gangs, and 25 is linked to organized crime
A survey has shown that youth gang members are 5 to 10 more involved as many drug sales compared non gang members
Fewer Ontario students (2.2%) report carrying a handgun compared to American students (6.1%)
2002 Canadian Police Survey shows the youth gangs are responsible for more then one third of marijuana distribution, then followed by crack and powdered cocaine
Social Disorganization by definition is an inability of community members to achieve standard values or to solve jointly experienced problems
Lack of capital’s definition is the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively
Gangs are clearly a growing concern
culture of the teens who join gangs
Views of Teen gangs from an Anthropologist
Views of teen gangs from an anthropologist
Anthropological view : people join gangs to conform to previous generation this hypothesis is true the previous generations influence these youths to join gangs in other words to them its like all life is, sadly the future doesn't look bright to with more and more teens joining gangs
The conclusion we came up with as a group about teen gangs is that all three social sciences play a major role in it.
Some concerns and surprising things we found about teen gangs is
lack of prevention
people often blame the victim
lack of knowledge being provided
immigrants and teen gang connections
Anthropology : the science that deals with the origins, physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
THANKS FOR WATCHING
Sociological views: Hypothesis did prove to be correct as our immediate environment is a clear cause of the increase in teenage gang population