Society and Juvenile Discipline Comparison Essay by ABCs

Society and Juvenile Discipline
An exploration of the societal views on juveniles in the articles "Learning From Explaining: Does it Matter if Mom is Listening?" by B. Rittle-Johnson, et al and "Psychology and Society: An Overview" by Jeroen Jansz.
# 111657 | 1,010 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 27, 2009 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Sociology (General)

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The paper examines two articles, "Learning From Explaining: Does it Matter if Mom is Listening?" by B. Rittle-Johnson, et al and "Psychology and Society: An Overview" by Jeroen Jansz, which respectively discuss today's view on parenting and the emergence of modern society and its treatment of children. The paper compares past societal views, norms and practices with more modern views and shows how in today's society, the community, school, church, and family tend to treat the acts of juvenile delinquents in a reformative and restorative way that allows them to become a productive member of society.

Today's View on Parenting and the Child's Learning
Compare and Contrast
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The work of Jeroen Jansz entitled: "Psychology and Society: An Overview" states that during the period spanning 1775 to 1920 that "individualizing tendencies that had previously emerged were further intensified. 'Traditional' society with its emphasis on the family and the village was gradually replaced by a modern society that emphasized the individual rather than the collective." (Jansz, nd, p.22) Modern society (1800-1900) is stated to have "generated new forms and conceptions of individuality...[as well as witnessing] "...a dramatic expansion of attempts to monitor and control the populace..." also known as "social management." (Jansz, nd, p. 24) This was the second development following individualization that would "prove to be crucial as a breeding ground for the social sciences in general, and psychology in particular." (Jansz, nd, p. 24) During this period of history, custodial institutions were the solution for individuals who were "socially particular for the mentally disturbed." (Jansz, nd, p. 24)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jansz , Jeroen (nd) Psychology and Society: An Overview. Online available at:
  • Rittle-Johnson, B. et al., Learning from explaining: Does it matter..., Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (2007), doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2007.10.002
  • Murray, C.L.; Williams, J. and Salekin, R.T. (nd) Juvenile Delinquency and Family Structure: Links to Severity and Frequency of Offending. The University of Alabama McNair Journal.
  • Fairness in School Discipline in Pennsylvania: A Guide for Attorney and Advocates who Represent Students. (2006) Education Law Center September 2006.
  • Garfinkle, S. (2008) Are You Listening Mom? On Parenting Washington Post. Online available at:

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