Journal Article Review: Social Inclusion and Comparative Criminal Justice Policy

There were also several interesting factors discussed in this article including the “link between the intensity of crime control and the current crime rates in any given country” (p.64) as well as the political agenda that feeds media, public policy and societal perceptions. Ultimately, “national criminal justice systems, notwithstanding their inescapably distressing nature, should make it their utmost priority to guarantee that those who come into conflict with criminal law enforcement will suffer as little as possible as a consequence of their suspicious or criminal conduct. In short, it urges a reduction in the suffering of those subjected to criminal control.”

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Crystal Segovia Gomez
Health Communication: Campaign for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A generation of long-running wars, economic recession and widening low socio-economic class, and media driven consumption have made the risk for post traumatic stress disorder more prevalent. If we ourselves are not experiencing symptoms of PTSD, it is very likely that we have family members or friends that are. In that same respect, there are many children within those families dealing with the unresolved and untreated effects of PTSD. 

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Crystal Segovia Gomez
Early Childhood Trauma

Early childhood trauma has been associated with reduced size of the brain cortex.  This area is responsible for many complex functions including memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thinking, language, and consciousness.  These changes may affect IQ and the ability to regulate emotions, and the child may become more fearful and may not feel as safe or as protected.

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Crystal Segovia Gomez