On February 14, 2018, America was struck with another merciless school shooting. A 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz gunned down his former (was expelled at the time of shooting) high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. There were 17 victims that will forever be in the hearts of their fellow classmates. Nikolas later after the shooting blended into the crowd, and then went to a subway and ordered a drink. Now right in that very moment, there is definitely something wrong with the security system in the high school.
The next key factor of the chapter is the social process theory. This theory considers the social connections and they situations this juvenile may face because of these connections (p. 125). This theory is broken down into the learning theory and the social control theory. The learning theory holds the assumption that delinquents commit crime because they learn from others around them. They find ways to defend themselves because of the acts of others (p. 125).
He or she would judge that the offender is immoral in some way and, therefore, make a personal judgment that is separate from the law. For these reasons, I believe that moral relativism is ideal for those who work in the field of criminal justice. The law, as it stands, is to be enforced free from the moral judgments of the criminal justice community. A community that bases its morality on personal experience and does not pass judgment on the morality of an offender is a more professional force than a group of people with varying moral views who are tempted to apply a personal system to the enforcement of the
Thus, crisis unresolved during this stage will lead children to become compulsively moralistic or overly inhibited (Apruebo, 2008). This theory aided the research in such a way that it explains how a child, especially during their play age develop a psychopathology which causes in the delay of the development of a child. Psychoanalytic Approach Dr. Sigmund Freud asserts that the first few years of life are decisive for the formation of personality. He developed five stages namely: the oral stage, anal stage, phallic stage, latency stage and genital stage. In these stages especially during the phallic stage, Freud believed that identification will occur (Apruebo, 2008).
Critically evaluate the claim that it is social controls that prevent us all from committing crime. -Evaluate various control theories. Particularly deconstruct the presuppositions about values and the nature of controls evident in these theories. Discuss the circularity of their definitions / concepts. Introduction: 250 Before finding solutions to a problem, it is essential to begin by asking the right questions.
In several interviews, such as an interview of Evan Ramsey the 1997 Bethel Regional High School shooter, school shooters admit to feeling mentally unstable. In this interview, Ramsey goes into specifics about his exceptionally difficult childhood stating that he shifted “back and forth between abusive foster homes after his mother lost herself to alcohol and his father passed away.” (Demer) In many school-shooting cases, the students committing the crime had several similarities in their backstories. These particular scarring events from their past had serious effects on their mental health.
Moreover, Stigler (1970) concludes that the allocation of punishments may be biased in such a way so as to maximize deterrence and minimize the costs to society of criminal behavior. Building upon the theoretical framework of Becker and Stigler, Sah (1991) introduced individual perception of punishment to the criminal model – an essential element missing from both Becker (1968) and Stigler
The entire school shooting lasted for 45 minutes until the shooters commited suicide. The Columbine was one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The two shooters were students at Columbine High School. Columbine High School Shooting was a tragic event that could have been stopped even though the outcome of the shooting could have been much worse, the event that happened in the Columbine were horrific, and missed warning signs could have stopped the attack from ever happening. The events that happened at Columbine High School were tragic.
This research paper has been able to adequately shown that the causes of delinquency; how teachers must be able to assist and recognize children who are at risk of falling into the category of delinquent early before they become part of the criminal system. How Communities and neighbourhood could assist in raising a child. Police Officers and the role they should play in terms of programmes and support groups. Howard N. Synder 2008, states that parents should be aware of and accept responsibility for their children upbringing. That they should be able to show how the church and several organizations have a strong influence in maintaining a stable social relationship.
Due to the reason that individual decisions are made in a social context, crime becomes an issue due to the social, economic and cultural reasons rather than being just an individual choice or inheritance from parents. It is often suggested by some people that it is the individual offenders who commit crime based on their personal decision. While choosing between what kind of crime to commit or not, self-control is necessary. However, it should be taken into account that the individual decisions are made as a result of social, cultural and economic situation of the criminals