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Review: Crime in America Gangs Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Define the term ‘crime’ Something one does or fails to do that is in violation of the law. What are the top three factors for a crime being committed? Location, age, and gender .’.

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Review:

Crime in America

Gangs

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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Define the term ‘crime’

  • Something one does or fails to do that is in violation of the law.
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How does crime affect everyone and not just the victim and perpetrator?

  • All people have to pay taxes to help support and create programs aimed at dealing with crime.
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What are 12 factors that people often blame for crime occurring?

  • Poverty, permissive courts, unemployment, lack of education, abuse of alcohol and drugs, inadequate police protection, rising population, lack of parental guidance, breakdown of society morals, ineffective correctional system, a little chance of being caught and influence of television, movies and music.
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Define the term ‘gang.’

  • People who form groups closed to the general public with the purpose of committing illegal and violent activity.
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What four things are today’s gangs focused on?

  • Drug trafficking, firearms sales, auto theft, and prostitution.
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What are three specific things that new initiates may be asked to do in order to join a gang?

  • Complete a robbery, or drug deal, or to commit some act of violence.
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Name seven factors that put young people at risk of joining a gang.

  • Poverty
  • School failure
  • Substance abuse
  • Family dysfunction
  • Domestic and community violence.
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Little adult interaction in their lives.
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Why is alcohol the most widely abused substance?

  • Because drinking alcohol is accepted behavior by society.
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What do the acronyms DUI, DWI and BAC mean?

  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (content)
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What is the BAC percentage needed for a person to be identified as impaired? Intoxicated?

  • Impaired: .01-.09
  • Intoxicated: .10 or greater
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List six possible penalties for someone convicted of DUI/DWI.

  • Monetary fine
  • Enrollment in a DWI school
  • Community service
  • License suspended (taken away for a short period of time)
  • License revoked (permanently taken away)
  • Jail sentence
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What are the percentages of all persons taken into the criminal justice system who test positive for one or more drugs at the time of their arrest?

  • 50-70%