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Peer & Media Influences on Delinquency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How old is the average United States gang member?

Question 2 2. What made many early European immigrants that gained entry into the United States vulnerable to gang membership?

Question 3 3. When did the first gangs start to form in the United States?

Question 4 4. The majority of _____ crime is committed by gang members.

Question 5 5. The hardest type of peer pressure to escape is from _____.

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Question 6 6. Most gangs believe in the three R's, which are _____.

Question 7 7. The agent of socialization that usually provides children with their first system of values, norms, and beliefs is their _____.

Question 8 8. How does our childhood peer group act as an agent of socialization?

Question 9 9. How does school act as an agent of socialization?

Question 10 10.

Consider the following case example: Jessica engaged in aggressive displays of emotion as a toddler. She would bite and kick other children on the playground if she didn't get her way. When Jessica entered school, she struggled to pay attention and received poor grades. Jessica's father lost his job when she was seven, forcing the family to move 2 hours from any family. Jessica struggled to make friends in her new school even after several months.

Is Jessica at high, medium, low, or no risk of engaging in youth violence?

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Question 11 11. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth violence is the _____ leading cause of death for children ages 15 to 24.

Question 12 12. Place these types of youth violence in order from least to most severe - sexual assault, kicking, homicide, and robbery.

Question 13 13. What is peer pressure?

Question 14 14. What forms can peer pressure take?

Question 15 15. While anyone can be influenced by peers, the following group is particularly vulnerable

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Question 16 16. How has media use among adolescents trended since 2000?

Question 17 17. How does adolescent social media use compare to that of other age groups?

Question 18 18. How does the media impact teens positively?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is TRUE about the importance of a teen's peer group during adolescence?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is TRUE about the influence of peers and parents on adolescents?

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Question 21 21. How does school often influence a student's cognitive development?

Question 22 22. Which racial and ethnic group is identified as being at high risk for gang involvement?

Question 23 23. Approximately how many active gangs are there currently in the United States?

Question 24 24. Which of the answers below provides a reason why a teenager may join a gang?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a result of adolescents failing to adjust well?

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Question 26 26. Why might an adolescent begin bullying or hurting himself or herself?

Question 27 27. Behaviors that do not allow a person to reach harmony with the environment are _____ behaviors.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a key characteristic of the definition for a gang?

Question 29 29. Gangs are expanding their membership to increase power and presence by _____.

Question 30 30. Why is mass media an important agent of socialization?

Peer & Media Influences on Delinquency Chapter Exam Instructions

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