Racism And Social Development Theory

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“Life course theory, more commonly termed the life course perspective, refers to a multidisciplinary paradigm for the study of people 's lives, structural contexts, and social change. This approach encompasses ideas and observations from an array of disciplines, notably history, sociology, demography, developmental psychology, biology, and economics. In particular, it directs attention to the powerful connection between individual lives and the historical and socioeconomic context in which these lives unfold (Life Course Theory, n.d).” I can agree with this social development theory. The main reason I agree with social development theory is because it does not seem to matter how much society conforms or changes, history will still be there to…show more content…
This also brings me to the example of racism. Racism has been handed down from generation to generation. We had begun to come together as a nation no matter what our race or nationality was. Lately, it seems like we are reverting back to how things used to be decades ago. All lives should matter, not just blue lives or black lives. Unfortunately, history has a lot to do with the way things are today. We can look at racism. Racism has seen many different changes throughout the years but the fact is that no matter how we change as a society it still exists. It does not seem to matter how much society conforms or changes, history will still be there to remind us of how things once were. I do believe a lot of the reason people choose to commit crime is through learned behaviors. These behaviors are learned and passed down from generation to generation. (Cherry, n.d.) There are various reasons for this. They are usually attempting to come out ahead in the long run. Whether that be with more power, money, or even just the adrenaline rush from committing the…show more content…
“Most members of a society believe in the existence of core values. The consensus perspective holds that shared notions of right and wrong characterize the majority of society’s members. Laws reflect the collective will of the people. Law is seen as the result of a consensus, achieved through legislative action, and represents a kind of social conscience. Law serves all people equally. From the consensus point of view, the law not only embodies a shared view of justice but also is perceived to be just in it’s application. Law violators represent a unique subgroup with distinguishing features. The consensus approach holds that law violators must somehow be improperly socialized or psychologically defective or must suffer from some other lapse that leaves them unable to participate in what is otherwise widespread agreement on values and behaviors (Schmalleger,

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