The social process theory of crime is an essential tool for criminologists and other justice related professionals. The social process theory contains three other sub theories, social learning, social reaction, and social control. The social process theory and sub theories interpret criminal behavior as a purpose of people’s interactions with establishments, organizations, and processes within the society (Siegel, 222). Domestic violence in this sense will focus around the social control sub theory, but any of the sub theories within the social process theory could apply. To use the social leaning theory a criminologist or specialist in the field must take account of the felon’s relationships and environment (Siegel, 228).
Because some children hang out with bad influences they begin to feel comfortable and their peers encourage them to continue to have bad habits then as they grow the bad habits escalate and they begin to get involved in more serious crimes. The young adults begin to form cliques or crowds, then those groups become gangs and get into delinquent trouble that grants them the attention to fit in even if it involves law enforcement trying to stop
However, if the potential gang leader realizes his/her position, law enforcement, through gang task forces, uses force to remove him/her from his/her position. Also, an immense portion of law enforcement’s plan is to create snitches within the gang and receive an abundance of information. The most successful way to deter gang leaders is to prevent them from ever becoming one. Whether law enforcement emphasizes that is another question. However, they do emphasize gang task forces that remove gang leadership after they come about.
The third step, keep an eye on the gangs by doing call-ins. The call-ins are used to keep gang members from committing more crimes by going after the ones that they care about, parents, siblings, significant others, in order to help put the pressure to the gang members. Most of these young men had someone they cared for whom they did not want to disappoint or get embarrassed by them. These call-ins allowed the police to extend help to the gang members by offering jobs as well as any help they needed. The final step, and I think it 's the most crucial, in order to maintain the homicide numbers down, is to keep training law enforcement agencies periodically so that the goals of Project Ceasefire do not get lost.
In times of distress, society comes together to unite against the deviant behaviour. This can be seen when people begin to fear the gang so unite to want to put a strop to gangs and gang violence. Encouraging social change: The diverse range of deviancies allow competition between norms promoting social change and innovation. Deviance can encourage society to consider alternative norms and values. Society unites and encourages social change such as encouraging the
Introduction This paper gives will give depth information on gang activity in the U.S. and explore the causes of gang memberships and it will also mention several policies that have been studied to prevent youths from joining them. As of today, gangs continue to be a huge problem in the U.S. gang members are violent and are also responsible for committing crimes from assaults to murder using firearms and other weapons to intimidate rivals, law enforcement, and the general public. The purpose of my paper is to address why many youths join gangs. My paper will also address a few policies and programs that can prevent youths from joining a gang and prevent those who are already part of it from committing crimes. Street gangs in this country can
Therefore, community gardens avert crime. Those previous two sentences may sound as if they have no correlation, but as law.jrank.org claims, the most common motives for crime include greed, anger, jealousy, revenge, or pride. Such emotions are driven by social, psychological, and other problems. One of the main influences, as listed on this website, includes peer influence. For example, researchers claim when youth fail to comply with their demands and standards in society, they gain interest in groups like gangs, where criminal activity and antisociality allows them “street cred”--where they are finally accepted.
Gang graffiti has now become a strong indicator for law enforcements to know where are gangs territory is, what drugs they are selling and gang disputes that are taking place in certain neighbourhoods. Gangs have noticed that law enforcement agencies are reading their work so graffiti has also become a source of disinformation and it has been said “they can fool you with the walls as much as they try to inform you” (Ap, 1995). The establishment of boundaries and territories has been around since the beginning of gangs and they have been long disputed between gangs. What has been noticed is that on the boundaries between gang turfs that is where the most intense graffiti activity lies (Barbaro, Chayes, D’Orsogna, 2013). The reason why territory
But of course, juveniles should be tried as adults as a punishment for their crimes especially murder. Many juveniles who are tried under the juvenile system do not rehabilitated completely to reenter society. Many juveniles should know the difference between right and wrong and should think of the consequences of their actions. Also the pain of loss the victims’ families knowing that they will not see their loved ones. Juveniles should be tried as adults to help them understand the reality of life and to give justice to the victims’
The confusion part of this chapter was that he would actually talk the gang members, some gave him the okay to communicate and some wanted to kill him, because of the obvious, of him being a cop. Also where he expressed his frustration with foul
However, in Sutherland’s differential association theory he states that criminal behavior is learned from your intimate groups and the definitions of committing crime outweigh the unfavorable definitions (Scarpitti 2009). Since these offenders vary from investors to corrupt public officials they must have learned this behavior from someone they trusted and respected. Someone eventually told them it was “ok” to act this way and once they got enough of these definitions favorable to this crime they started committing it themselves. For example, a new police officer joins the force and the officer training him is doing some “under the table” dealings while out I the field. The new police officer talks to other members in the department and they reinforce these definitions favorable to this criminal behavior.
It is also important for the media to note that crime is everywhere and it is unfair to view Anonymous Community as one fool of criminals. By taking the time to analyze the community, the media will realize that the members of the community are not ignorant of crimes since they also fall victims to the
Social theory implies that criminal behavior is learned through close relations with others, it asserts that children are born good but learned to be bad. This theory states that all people have the potential to become criminals because modern society presents many opportunities for illegal activity but one has the choice to not engage. If a child is raised in a clean community that has strong morals and if that child has positive role models at home and in the community, they more likely to grow up achieving her goals. In all while it maybe true that your surroundings and the people around you can be the reason behind someone becoming apart of the criminal justice system, but in my oppioin I believe it the person themselves. Whether we like it or not we know right from wrong, we may not see it when we are young but as time progresses we become
Chester and his friend were members, but they messed up when they talked about their gang’s inner workings. They were set up by their gang by placing a guy for them to kill and get arrested. This is how MS-13 keeps its order, by creating examples out of people. Even though Chester and his friend were not killed, he still faced punishment for his act of betrayal. The other type of control would be to jump in their members.