Essay On Why Young People Commit Crime

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There are several factors that influence young people into committing criminal acts or behaviour. In this essay it would not be possible to discuss all due to word limitation. This essay will briefly look at a young person's education and family background and the influence of addiction, unemployment and income.
I will discuss how these factors can have an impact on a young person's life and how these influences can determine or lead to a life of committing crime. Finally I will address the factors and support services that can help prevent young people from committing crime.

One of the main reasons/factors that contributes to why young people commit crime is their family background. "Primary Socialisation occurs during early stages of childhood" (Hoctor 2016). Primary socialisation is learned for parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles etc. Which plays a big part in how we learn to behave and socialize with others.Studies show that the way your reared plays a big part in how we learn. Coming from a loving family background compared to an abusive or violent one can contribute to how people view
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Education is a key factor to why young people commit crime without education people would get their information about crime from the television, newspaper, radio, internet sites,books and media etc. Even though these can be a good way to keep up to date with what is going on in the world it also takes part in exaggerating the degree of crime. All varieties of media concentrate primarily on the more violent crimes.
Another way young people get their knowledge about crime is through gaming consoles. Young people nowadays more than likely have a gaming console at home. The influence these can have on people is with what they see in games or gaming adverts eg. Grand Theft Auto. A Lot of people under the age of eighteen are playing violent video games which can influence how they see crime and most would think it is okay to commit crimes or view it as real

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