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PEER PRESSURE - CRIME AND CONSEQUENCES

V. Ryan 2011

 

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1. Some people get involved in crime and antisocial behaviour due to ‘peer pressure’. What is peer pressure?
 
INFLUENCE APPLIED BY A PEER GROUP (FRIENDS / OTHERS ?)
PRESSURE APPLIED TO CHANGE A PERSONS OPINIONS / IDEAS / BEHAVIOUR
PRESSURE TO CONFORM TO THE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR OF A GROUP
BULLYING OTHERS TO CONFORM TO THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE GROUP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. How can peer pressure lead to people doing the wrong thing and even breaking the Law? Write a brief fictional story or describe a real event, to help answer you this question.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Do you think you are strong enough to withstand peer pressure? For example, if your ‘friends’ asked you do something that was wrong / illegal, could you say NO?
 
 
 
 
4. When young people get involved in crime, robbery and violence - what consequences do they face, when they are caught.
 
COURT  - SENTENCE - PRISON / COMMUNITY SENTENCE - PRISON CELL - REHABILITATION
WHEN RELEASED -  DIFFICULTY GETTING A JOB - UNCERTAIN FUTURE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. How does a prison sentence effect the rest of the family?
 
SHAME - PAIN - SADNESS - EMPTINESS - FEELING OF FAILURE? - CHILDREN BULLIED AT SCHOOL - STIGMA - ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. The symbols below represent peer pressure.

Design a new symbol, to represent the ‘bad’ influence peer groups can have on young people.
 
 
 
 
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