Delinquency Theories Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Delinquency Theories
This paper looks at some theories of delinquency including social and developmental theories.
# 72032 | 904 words | 4 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Sociology (Theory) , Criminology (General)

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This paper examines theories of delinquency, including social and developmental theories. The paper includes social learning, social control, strain, latent traits and integrated developmental theories. The paper discusses key social agents.

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"Social learning is based on the presumption that people learn how to behave from the groups they grow up with. Social learning, therefore, means that a child or youth who spends most of their time with others who engage in criminal behavior such as other kids who shoplift or perhaps older youths or adults who break into houses and steal things, would be more likely to shoplift and break into houses than the average child. Deviant behavior, just like conforming behavior, is a product of socialization."

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