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25. True/False Desistence refers to a person’s decision to leave their gang.26. True/False According to lecture, the turn over in a street gang population is constant.27. True/False Violence is not a learned behavior, people are born violent.28. True/False Lecture suggests that the length of gang membership can affect desistence. 29. True/False Being put on probation cannot help with desistence or transitioning out of a gang.30. True/False Some short-term gang members can leave with little or no consequences.31. True/False Violence is not the language of street gangs 32. True/False U.S. Dept. of Justice suggests that if you are young, poor and a minority increasesthe chance of being involved in violent crime
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Lecture suggests short-term gang involvement can have long term effects depending on how active the gang member is34. True/False “Knifing off” is a term that describes how a gang member loses contact withmainstream society the longer and more active he/she is in a gang.35. True/False A "gang interventionist" for this class tries to promote violence between feuding rival gangs. 36. True/False Knifing off can increase the risk of dropping out of school.37. True/False In the Chuckie and Midget video both kids got out of their gang and got jobs38. True/False Gang life can offer positive reinforcement for delinquent behaviors. 39. True/False The U.S. media is not involved in the formation of public opinion40. True/False Americans treat the root causes of violence, not the symptoms41. True/False Violence is the language of street gangs According to lecture, gang members sometimes refer to their gang as their "family." The U.S. has less than 5% of the world’s population and consumes 50% of the illegal drugs44. True/False The “Chucky and Midget” video demonstrated negative push/pull factors. 45. True/False According to lecture, gangs are a function of demographics and geography46. True/False In street gangs violence is used a tool.. 47. True/False People who want to leave a gang may have problems gaining lawful employmentbecause they have more street skills than job skills.48. True/False Factors that can hinder a desistence plan can be related to mental health issues.49. True/False According to lecture, it is easier to leave a street versus a prison gang.50. True/False
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