Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James Garbarino
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author argue is the other factor when, combined with rick factors, influences homicide rates?

2. What do older boys who are violent have in common, in terms of their actions as little boys?

3. The term for feeling constantly ashamed, disgraced, humiliated, and worthless is ____________________.

4. What gift does Garbarino give Malcolm that makes him cry?

5. What is low resting heart rate associated with, according to the study by Losel, Bender, and Bliesener?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why suicides should be included in rates of youth violence.

2. Explain the tie between neurological problems and violence, and why Garbarino blames, again, medical technologies for the rise in neurological issues in children.

3. What does the social biological perspective say about why children face different opportunities and risks for development?

4. Explain the effect of the historical and cultural patterns of the South on the 'war zones' of larger urban cities.

5. Explain what class and race bias are, and how they contribute to a lack of concern for youth violence in minority areas.

6. Explain why Garbarino sees little difference between murder and violent assault.

7. Explain what the Chicago Tribune did in 1993 - 1994, and what Garbarino's son's reaction was to his father's concerns.

8. What are some of the risk factors for youth violence?

9. Explain Garbarino's stance on social conditions, and their relationship to youth violence.

10. Explain 'Conduct Disorder', and why it is a useful, but dangerous, label.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Garbarino discusses the predictable pattern of escalating antisocial acts that often bring violent boys to the attention of authorities. Discuss this pathway, in detail. make sure to include school, the juvenile justice system, juvenile court systems, probation officers, treatment specialists and youth advocates. Also, be sure to discuss MST treatment options, and their success. Finally, discuss options if MST is not available, including juvenile and adult prison systems.

Essay Topic 2

There are ten facts of life that Garbarino believes are vital to understanding the problem of violent youths (pg 217 - 232). Each of these, he believes, implies concepts that can be used for rehabilitation programs. Choose three of these, and discuss what they are, how the affect youths and youth violence, and what implications it has for treatment and rehabilitation.

Essay Topic 3

Spirituality is a large influence on the violent tendencies of youth, according to Garbarino, and he stresses the power of spirituality in reclaiming the souls of the lost boys he works with. He stresses that spirituality can have anchoring effects on youth. He lists five anchoring effects of spirituality. Discuss these five effects of spirituality, and explain how these can help young people avoid violence in their lives, regardless of their circumstance.

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