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Dog Brain – The Five F’soFood
oFightoFlightoFreezeoFuck For some of us, training kicks in and we react calmly during times ofstress – We react the way we have trained°-Criminal Justice, ER Doctors/Nurses, FiremenShare a lot of the same characteristics – heroesThat’s why these professionals act calm in times of stress in their respective professionsSome gang members share these characteristics as welloGang members are formidable opponents because they have unconventional training°-Could video games be a form of training?Gang Life – Video gameThese video games allow the player to use violence First person gamesJapanese rape gamesFirst person torture games°-Could games like these be a form of training for youth that have mental health issues, those who may have been victims of abuse/neglect, and are substance abusers?°°-Violence can be a strong cohesive factor Gang members can form strong bonds through experiencing violence and danger just as criminal justice professionals, combat veterans, ER docs/nurses, and fire safety professionals Violence has long term effectsEx: two policemen experience a life-threatening situation together – share a unique bond with each other psychologically°-FOB Middle East°
Week 7c – Street Gangs Sociology04/13/2015°-Street Gangs Sociology
The concept of respect used between 1900 and 1980 changed, it is now based on fearoBefore, respect was earned by the amount of time you’ve been in the gang, how much work you’ve put in, etc.o“The more you fear me, the more you respect me”Gang initiation rites have also changed – more violentEven the definition of what is a gang cannot be agreed upon – no accepted definition°-History and CultureBy 1980s, “respect” has taken on a new meaning for gangsRespect is gained through violent criminal acts – use of a gunIndividual gang members and the gang gains respect through these actsThese acts create community fear and fuel gang rivalries(*) Two Types of RespectoTeam respectoIndividual respect°-In the gang culture, no disrespect never goes unanswered (*)°-When you answer a disrespect, it’s called a “payback” – usually done in an escalated manner°°-Gang violence is the result of a chance or random encounter°-If a gang member gets assaulted, the gang usually responds in mass°°-(*) Turf is a very fluid concept todayThere is a standard marked off turf of courseBut turf can also be mobile°-Disrespect is answered whether it is real or perceived (*)
°°-Gang violence is not planned – it is spontaneous°-Violence Used to Join a Gang (***TEST QUESTION)1. Jump in (West Coast), Beat in (East Coast)oTo gain your respect, you hold your own2. Crime inoEx: stealing beer from a store3. Walk inoIf you are a brother/sibling/family member of a gang member4. Form own gang (OG)5. Sex inoGirls can get sex’d inoNo reports of boys being sex’d ino
Week 8d – Juvenile Street Gangs04/13/2015°-The Avenues – Latino street gang