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Chapter 14 lesson 3. Strategies for Avoiding violence. Violence in Society. Teens are increasingly involved in violent crimes, either committing them or victims of them. 2003 homicide was the 2 nd leading cause of death for young people between 16-24 5,243 deaths

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chapter 14 lesson 3

Chapter 14 lesson 3

Strategies for Avoiding violence

violence in society
Violence in Society
  • Teens are increasingly involved in violent crimes, either committing them or victims of them.
  • 2003 homicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for young people between 16-24
    • 5,243 deaths
  • Homicide is the willful killing of one human being by another.
why does violence happen
Why does violence happen
  • Unsuccessful efforts to resolve a conflict
  • Crimes of hate
  • Frustration or anger over poverty or lack of opportunity
    • Crimes are usually robberies or thefts, but sometimes people are killed or injured in the process
  • Random acts are committed for no particular reason
violence and teens
Violence and Teens
  • Teens involved in violent acts are on the rise
    • 14.8% of students have been involved in a fight on school property at least once
  • Aggravated assault is significantly higher with young people ages 15-34 than any other age group
  • Aggravated assault is the unlawful attack with an intent to hurt or kill
violence in school
Violence in School
  • Teen violence is on the rise on the streets and in the schools
  • 16,000 crimes take place in or around schools
  • Fights, attacks, and shootings happen on school grounds
  • Gang involvement takes place in classrooms, restrooms, hallways, and in locker rooms
stressful environment
Stressful Environment
  • Teachers find it hard to teach
  • Students difficult to learn
    • They are fearful
    • They want to fit in
    • Hard to focus
  • This has caused schools take preventive measures
    • Metal detectors
    • School resource officers
    • Physical searches for drugs of weapons
factors affecting violence
Factors Affecting Violence
  • Availability of weapons:
    • hand gun, knives and assault rifles are finding their way into they hands of teens
  • Territoriality: usually involves gangs.
    • Often violence centers around drugs
factors affecting violence cont
Factors Affecting Violence cont.
  • Media: TV, song lyrics, videos, movies, and video games carry images of or messages about violence
    • After carjackings were first report, there was an increase.
    • Viewers became desensitized or emotionally indifferent to acts of brutality
factors affecting violence cont1
Factors Affecting Violence cont
  • Substance Abuse: the use of, or selling drugs has caused an increase in violence
    • Selling drugs has resulted in drive-by shootings
    • Drug users rob or steal to pay for their habit
    • Drugs exaggerate what a person is feeling and increase emotions such as jealousy and anger
stopping and preventing violence
Stopping and Preventing Violence
  • Communities are trying to find healthful ways release energy and avoid becoming a assailant or victim of a violent crime
  • After school programs
  • Sports and camping programs
  • Video production and the arts programs
  • Businesses are funding programs that provide internships for teens who are “at risk” of violence
what you can do
What You Can Do
  • Avoid guns, drugs, and alcohol
  • Resist becoming a gang member
  • Learn the skills of communication and conflict resolution
  • Work at building your self-esteem
  • Limit your exposure to media that contains violence