PSYC39H3 Lecture 12: LEC 11

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Lec 11 substance abuse, alcohol, and crime (chapter 16 to do) Kids using drugs at younger and younger ages than before. 8. 8% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. 21. 5% of young adults between ages 18 and 25. Pathway to substance use: conduct problems, antisocial behavior, peer groups, parental monitoring, all the result of impulsive (i. e. , immediate gratification bias in) decision-making. Consequences: serious health problems, deviant and antisocial behavior, high-risk behaviors - doing things on dares, judgment not intact, etc, poor academic performance. Fbi data report that most of the arrests of juveniles are for possession of drugs worldwide problem: heroin or cocaine and their derivatives, marijuana, synthetic narcotics, dangerous non-narcotic drugs. Who is selling to juveniles: other students hired by older dealers. Kids who get caught only have a juvenile sentence adults would be much worse: gang members, males consume more frequently and in higher quantities. The use, sale, manufacture, distribution, and possession of illegal drugs.

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