Monday, March 31, 2008

Week 2 Discussion Questions due by Fri. midnight

Answer any three questions below (One from each chapter):

Chapter 3

Do you think watching violence on TV and in films encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocial? Explain!

Discuss the characteristics of psychopaths. Do you know anyone who fits the description? (Share exapmples of how and why and please don't use the persons real name, you can use an alias)

Chapter 4

How does cultural deviance create a breeding ground for gangs and law-violating?

Is there a gang problem or transitional neighborhood in Oklahoma City? Please outline the reason for your response.

Explain your thoughts about Figure 4.2 on page 87 of your text.

does relative deprivation cause delinquency?

14 comments:

Kimley D. Ward said...

QUESTION: Does relative deprivation cause delinquency?

ANSWER: YES, according to the concept of relative deprivation, in communities where the poor and the wealthy live relatively close to one another, kids who feel they are less wll off than others begin to form negative self-feelings and hostility, a condition that motivates them to engage in delinquent and antisocial behaviors. This feeling of relative deprivation fuels the frustration that eventually produces high delinquency rates.

QUESTION: Is there a gang problem or transitional neighborhood in Oklahoma City? Please outline the reason for your response.

ANSWER: YES THERE IS. Right outside the neighborhood in which I live, that area is starting to become a transistional neighborhood. I don't mean to point that finger at a certain group of individuals, but since Hurricane Katrina brought so many new citizens to Oklahoma City, it seems to me that there has been a rise in every type of crime you can think of. This neighborhood lies right outside of my childrens school and it scares me. The class of people that has re-located to this neighborhood is at an all time low. The apartments in which 90% of the new residents live in can now basically be called the projects. There are constantly gangs of people congregating outside the apartments and along the streets that it is starting to reflect Lil Lousiana before the Hurricane. Kids running amuck without any supervision, gangs signs are being constantly painted in the streets and homes are being burgularized on a daily. This area is definitely becoming overfilled with lower class residents. I just thank God I am a renter and I can move away at the end of the school year and not be stuck under a mortgage. The Neighborhood Association in that are has put out more patrol and they are now armed. What is this world coming to when you can no longer be safe in your own home in a community in which you have lived in most of your life.

QUESTION: Do you think watching violence on TV and in films encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocial? Explain!

ANSWER: YES I DO. I believe that a lot of children do model their behavior after characters they observe on TV or see in movies. It's the same with video games. Children are particularly susceptible to TV imagery. It is believed that many children consider television images to be real, especially if the images are authoriatively presented by an adult (as in commercials). Some children especially those being mentally disturbed may not be able to distinguish between fantasy and reality when watching TV shows. Observing media violence promotes negative attitudes and usually produces copy cats. Media violence allows aggressive youths to justify their behavior. Repeated exposure to media violence desensitized kids to real world violence.

Anonymous said...

Randy Allen
1) Do you think watching vilence on tv and in films encourage youths to be aggeressive and antisocial?

watching violence does encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocia. Children are particularly susceptible to TV imagery.It is belived that many children consider tv images to real, unable to distingush between fantasy and reality. Watching viloent programs allow the children to develop negative attitudes, such as suspicious and the expectation that the veiwer will bomeinvolved in viloence.

2)How does cultral deviance creates a breeding ground for gangs and law-violating?

Cultural deviance theory holds that delinquency is a result of youth's desire to confor to lower-class neighborhood cultural values that conflict with those of large society. Lower-class values inclined being tough,never showing fear, living for today and disrespectin authority.Those adolescents who share lower class values and admire criminal,drug dealers and pimps may find itdifficult to alos conform to the middle class values that impress authority such as teachers or employers.

3)Does realitive depiration cause delinquency?


Relative deprivation can cause delinquency.Poor and wealthy communties live close togeter. Kids develop feeling they are less fortunate and begin to form anger and hositlity ,which can lead to delinquent and antisocial behavior.

Markeisha Carter said...

Do you think watching violence on TV and in films encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocial?

To a certain degree television encourage youths to be agressive and antisocial. For the most part I think youth are taught at home how to behave.

Is there a gang problem or transitional neighborhood in Oklahoma City?

In certain communities I would say there are gang problems. I believe there are numerous of reasons why there is one because of the environment they are in and also the lack of law enforcement in those areas.

Discuss the characteristics of psychopaths.

Charasterstics of psychopaths I believe to be something like someone who is very deserving. I have a friend who has a daughter that fits into this category. One minute shes happy and the next minute she hates you, lies very manipulative, and wants to fight. She is a loving person when she is not having a episode.

Nichelle said...

Chapter 3

Do you think watching violence on TV and in films encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocial? Explain!

Yes!!! I think children who watch TV programs mimic what they see other do. They learn to develop aggressive behaviors, become aware of violence, and become less afraid to commit the crimes. The types of violence that affect children depends on their age, but children of all ages are in danger of learning to be aggressive when they see a repeat of violence in the media.


Discuss the characteristics of psychopaths. Do you know anyone who fits the description? (Share examples of how and why and please don't use the persons real name, you can use an alias)

Characteristics of a psychopath is an individual who is unable of feeling guilty, remorse for their actions and they are controlling and know the difference between right and wrong. They are incapable of normal emotions such as love, and they react without considering the consequences of their actions.
Yes, I know someone who sort of fit this description. One minute they say they neighbors painted their fence (when nothing is wrong with the fence) and the next minute the fence is beautiful. So yes, I think there is a psychological problem going on.


Chapter 4

Explain your thoughts about Figure 4.2 on page 87 of your text.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) asks youths aged 12 to 17 to report on their involvement in violent behaviors. The report indicates the number and percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 who engaged in violent behavior. Youths aged 12 to 17 who used an illicit drug were likely to have acted in a violent behavior than those who did not use an illicit drug. Youth living in low poverty, were more likely to commit crime and use drugs.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Miller
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Do yo think watching violence on TV and in films encourages agressive and antisocial behaviors. Definitely, we all are products of what we see, hear, feel and touch. Can you take a serpent in your bosom and expect not to be burned? Even in advertising, advertisers pay extreme amounts of money to embed the thought in our minds to purchase advertised items. The more you see it, greater the likelihood of you purchasing the advertised item. So the more youth watch violence the more likely they are to become aggresive and exhibit antisocial behaviors. That is why I feel such a high level of violence occurs in our schools. The bible says it best, KJV Evil communication corrupts good manners.

The characeristics of a psychopath is a personal with antisocial personality disorder, manifested in agressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse. They also display a considerable amount of superficial charm and average or above average intelligence, untruthfulness and insincerity, total self-centeredness incapacity for real attachment,and general poverty of deep lasting emotions. I don't know of anyone, that fits the psychopath definition. However, the highly publicized ones seem to fit every characteristic listed above.

Does relative deprivation cause delinquency. I feel it dosen't but it could attribute to delinquency. If you feel you haven't been given a fair shake, and you feel the world owes you something. This could contribute. This occurs I feel when we place blame on others for our conditions. We must be accountable for change or action. Sometimes the scales are tilted unfairly. But WORK what you got. Martin Luther King Jr., states it best, if you are going to be a garbage man, be the best garbage man you can.

zakee said...

Do you think watching violence on TV and in films encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocial? Explain
I don’t think that it’s been proven either way that violence on TV or film affects a child’s aggressiveness. Personally I believe it’s a factor when paired with a lack of supervision and proper role models, a child will look to find an identity in who ever and whatever they can. In our culture young boys play has always incorporated a degree of violence. Well before the advent of television, whether it was Indian leg wrestling, cops and robbers, or cowboys and Indians, it’s been a natural and accepted part of childhood. The difference seems to be the lack of in involvement and subsequent correction of such behaviors. As a child I watched lots of action/ violent movies, I also had parents who were involved in my life and corrected or stared me away from reckless and violent tendencies.

Explain your thoughts about Figure 4.2 on page 87 of your text.ing for it
Well my thoughts are that it’s not rocket science to figure out that poor people commit more crime! For one people living in poverty tend to be less educated, therefore they have less economic longevity and an eternal sense of hopelessness. Generally education level affects parenting skills, and the level importance placed on a child’s academic success. The thing I find most troubling about our country is that we have known the effects that poverty has on society no-one seems to want to do anything about it.

Is there a gang problem or transitional neighborhood in Oklahoma City? Please outline the reason for your response.

I think at one point there was a gang problem in Oklahoma City, but it’s subsided. There’s still the presence of gangs, but I wouldn’t consider it an immediate threat to my security as I did 14-15 years ago. As far as transitional neighborhoods, you’ll find these areas in any major city. People move out of a neighborhoods to avoid its perceived decline. This in turn becomes a self fulfilling prophecy, leaving drives down land value and homeownership. Owners a forced to sell or rent, which intern leads to renters who are lower on the socio economic scale, Who don’t have a stake in the neighborhood and no sense of community. The neighborhood I grew up in at one time was a very normal middle class neighborhood, where everyone knew and looked out for each other; I recently went back to visit a friend who still lives there and saw a dilapidated run down and sad place. The houses reflected the attitudes of its tenants, and until we make the American dream available to all people we will continue to see are neighborhoods fail and are sense of hope disappear.

allisha said...

How does cultural deviance create a breeding group for gangs and law violating?

Cultural deviance creates a breeding group for gangs and law violating because lower class and upper class have conflicting values. The lower class feel as though they need to be tough, never show fear, and the need to disrespect authority which can lead up to law abiding,when the upper class values are to impress teachers or employers.

Does relative deprivation cause delinquency?

Yes, I do feel as though relative deprivation may have some affect of causing delinquency because some kids may form that negative feeling which could lead up to delinquent acts.

Do you think violence on tv and in films encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocial? Explain

Yes, I do think violence on tv and films encourage youths to be aggressive and antisocial because if violence and the agressiveness is already in the childs home then yes of course when they watch it on tv could cause a child to be aggressive.

Precious said...

Question: Do you think watching violence on Tv and in films encourage youths to be aggresive and antisocial?

Answer: I do think that what is shown on T.V. and films these days does encourage youths to be aggresive and antisocial. Not only these two, but the media as well. Some never experience anything like they see. Alot of things shown are very descriptive in what they show.

Q.Discuss the characteristics of psychopath.
A.Some signs of a pschopath would include lairs,sneaky,quiet and lonelier,they are the ones that don't have friends and family connections.Yes i do know someone that fits that this persom has multiple personalities they will be all happy go lucky and the next minute he will le just mad for no reason and he really have problems at school cause he don't like authority figure.

Q.Does relative deprivation cause deliquency.
A.Yes i do feelike it cause deliquency,when kids that don't have a mother ,father or some type of postive role model in there life they seem to turn to the streets and that usally include the gangs.In doin that the gang members had certain things that they have new members do that will get them in severe trouble and from then on they usally get a rush out of doin something negative.

Takia said...

Takia Gross

Q. Do you think watching violence on tv and in films encourage youths to be aggeressive and antisocial?

A. Yes and No, i dont think that violence on tv or films encourages youth to be aggressive or antisocial because if their watching something on tv or in a movie its probably something that they're intrested in, which means that it's something thats already instilled in there behavior.

Q. Is there a gang problem or transitional neighborhood in Oklahoma City?

A. Yes there is in certain parts of the oklahoma city area. Most of it comes from the economic status of the area, people are trying to survive. Or the lack of law enforcement in the area


Q. Does realitive depiration cause delinquency?

A. Yes, Relative deprivation can cause delinquency. Communties that has a mix of poor and wealthy people that live together makes the less rich kids form anger and hositlity towards the kids who are more fortunate because they see them not struggling, which can lead to deliquent behavior.

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