This assignment is an introduction to research that is currently being used in many aspects of criminal justice. It is referred to as “ACEs” or Adverse Childhood Experiences.
For this first assignment watch a video then answer questions relating to that video.How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris (Links to an external site.)
1. What is the impact of exposure to childhood trauma?
2. What are some examples of childhood trauma?
3. What was the name of the study that changed her career?
4. According to Dr. Harris, what are the two most important findings from the study that changed her career?
5. How do ACE’s impact the brain and brain development?
6. Why does Dr. Harris think we don’t take childhood trauma more seriously?
7. Briefly describe how you think the information in this video could be used to enhance theories about criminal behavior.