Chpt 15 - Youth Maltreatment and Gang Involvement By Jeff...

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Youth Maltreatment and Gang Involvement By Jeff Liu and Jennifer Charron
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Chapt er 15 “When youth are beaten physically and molested sexually, their odds of gang involvement are four times higher than youth who do not experience maltreatment.” There is little difference between extreme level of maltreatment versus occasional abuse Does physical and sexual maltreament raises the risk of gang involvement?
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Yout h Mal t r eat ment It is important to note that childhood maltreatment results in a variety of unfortunate harms and behaviors other than just gang involvement. What are they?
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Chi l d Mal t r eat ment has been l i nked t o… Delinquency Status offenses Eating disorders Teenage pregnancy Substance abuse Suicide Gang Involvement
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Chi l d Mal t r eat ment and Gangs However, studies shows that the probability of gang involvement due to maltreatment is more “straightforward” and better predictor than other family variable such as neglect- supervision, family support, and family structure. For example, it is more likely maltreament lead to a teen joining a gang than it is neglect supervision.
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Why Gangs? “Social learning-theory assupmtions suggest that youth will mimic resolutions to disputes that they experience in the home”. Maltreated youths join gangs because gangs
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