Willie Bosket, A Young Murderer
Analysis of juvenile delinquency causation, focusing on the life of a young murderer, Willie Bosket, whose crimes shocked his community and left many innocent victims dead.
# 57712 | 2,374 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 |
Published on Apr 10, 2005 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Sociology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)
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This paper focuses on Willie Bosket, a juvenile who claimed to have committed an astonishing two thousand crimes in his lifetime. The paper seeks to determine why a young boy turned criminal, including an analysis of Willie's childhood and other factors. Examined in detail within this essay are Hirschi's social bond theory and the labeling theory.
From the Paper:"The "social bonds" to which Hirschi is referring include attachment, commitment, involvement and belief. A child must have some form of attachment to parents, friends, and schools, and Willie never formed an attachment to any of the above. According to Katherine Ramsland, Laura Roane was a "mother who had distanced herself from her son, believing that he was just like his father and would come to no good." Obviously, Willie had never been granted the opportunity to form a bond with his incarcerated father. Although Butch became somewhat of an idol to his son, Willie never even had a chance to form a healthy relationship with him. It was also reported that Willie had been a victim of sexual abuse by his grandfather. One might question from these facts whether Willie ever had a fighting chance in life."
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