Bullying And Criminological Theory

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Researchers have invested decades worth of time and data, attempting to answer the question of what causes crime. The study of criminological theory contains a great number of explanations, focused on discovering why exactly, crime occurs. Whether causations are biological, psychological, or sociological in nature, theory has lead us closer to answering the question of why crime happens. Perhaps causations are best explained using hybrid explanations that include a little bit of everything. A significant part of theory focuses on delinquency and the domino like effect of deviant behavior that results for children into adulthood. According to the United States government, 25-33% percent of school aged children are subject to the victimization of bullying (Department of Health and Human Services, 2018). A review of past and current criminological theory provides many avenues for understanding why the act of bullying can have a long term negative effect for both the offender and the victim. In this paper, an attempt to reference bullying across different frames of criminological theory will be made. Bullying is indeed, an epic concern that is shared on an international level. Although bullying etiology is well documented, there may well be a direct link between delinquency and bullying (Moon, Hwang, McCluskey, 2011). The subject matter of delinquency among adolescents is well researched among criminological theorists, but more importantly, there is at least some belief

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