Peer pressure is generated among teenagers because of their desires of being liked. A website organized by The Nemours Foundation in the aim of educating children about their physical and mental health problems, the KidsHealth, advertises that it mainly because they worry whether they will be laughed at if they do not go along with the social group (2017). Besides, teenagers can also cause peer pressure when they are curious about trying new things that everyone around them does. They are especially vulnerable to peer pressure, because they just leave their parents and may have not yet established their own values about human relationships or the consequences of their behavior (Hartney, 2017). Therefore, in order to be fit to the groups, teens maybe willing to engage in some activities to gain positive impressions.
It is likely that because this factor seems to be self-evident in nature, that it has received very little attention in the literature. Upon review of the statistics however, it is clear that parent criminality plays a significant role in the development of juvenile delinquency. Going back to the aspect of learned behavior, it is not at all difficult to see the connection. Witnessing parental violence and criminality forces the child into a situation where he or she normalizes the behavior and applies it to their everyday interaction in the environment. Wright & Wright (1993), in their analysis of the literature found that children who engaged in delinquency were most likely to have criminal mothers or father.
Most young teenager they decide what to do with their friends when their parents is not with them. They take many life risk while being in the streets alone or with their criminals friends. Our society should be concerned about the teens crimes because, each years it increase and many young youth are becoming teenagers will look up to the criminal’s friend’s or they could also become a criminal. Everyone should help adolescent to be focus at school so, they could become someone important in
This phenomenon was later researched among an adult population in 1977 and resulted in similar findings. S.A. Mednick did a birth cohort of 30,000 males and found that 1% of the males were responsible for more than half of the criminal activity. The habitual crime behavior found amongst juveniles is similar to that of adults. As stated before most life-course persistent offenders begin exhibiting antisocial, violent, and/or delinquent behavior, prior to adolescence. Therefore, while there is a high rate of juvenile delinquency, it is the small percentage of life-course persistent, career criminals that are responsible for most of the violent crimes
Their past tragedy history, usually tends to be the cause for them to be tried in criminal courts. Youthful offenders may enter gangs, which can also lead to auto theft, robbery, assaults, violence, etc. The things teenagers become youthful offenders is because they try to find the easy way out and that it will help them feel better about themselves. In today 's modern society, criminal courts can label a young child an adult depending the crime, but without realize the dangers of putting youthful offenders in adult prisons. Some of the risk
Another theory that many other people favor to believe causes juvenile delinquency is the social control/social bond theory. The social control/social bond theory was created by Travis Hirschi (Bates & Swan, 2018). Hirschi theory disagrees with Sutherland’s theory. Hirschi theory believes juvenile delinquency is not a learned behavior (Bates & Swan, 2018). Instead, Hirschi believes that delinquent activities is a given and we all are capable, and willing participants in delinquency (Bates &Swan, 2018).
Youths which have aggressive thoughts influences their interpretation of situation, such that they inflict hostile behaviour on people. Esbensin, Peterson, Taylor and Freng (2010) implies that “ young people who have committed serious violent offenses have the highest level of impulsive and risk-seeking tendencies.” Moreover, extreme violent criminal activity being performed in front of youth increases the risk of them performing acts of extreme violence themselves. Because youth see those acts as acceptable so committng those violent activities make youths to become ruthless. Smith and Green (2007) assert that violent activities becoming ruthless and the perpetrators even more ruthless. Over time youth do not feel guilty for being involved in deviant activities because they have become unfeeling due to the gruesome nature of some of the crimes they have
CHAPTER 3: SOCIALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND EDUCATION LEARNING OBJECTIVE 1. The socially handicapped or the delinquent children-causes of delinquency & remedial measure to deal with the delinquents 2. Mentally retarded-causes of mental retardation, various types of retardation, education provision for the retarded Concept of Delinquent Child The incidences of juvenile anti-social behavior have tremendously increased in intensity and magnitude in recent years. Read nay daily newspaper and your will find several incidents involving teenagers in a variety of delinquent acts.’ The high percentage of recurrence of delinquent acts has become the concern of parents, teachers, social workers and psychologists. All are anxious to minimize its rising
Social learning and subcultural accounts of criminality reflect those crimes that are more likely to be committed by the working class-poor and middle. These two theories require a level of social interactions with in member of a society. This interaction is a rather negative one since it leads to no other than deviancy. Divency according to these theories occurs either from an earlier point in life or later on. Important to note, deviance is not a daily norm.
Adolescents socialise a lot to fit in their peer group. Adolescents do not rush to their parents whenever they are upset, worried, or in need of assistance, and they can relate to their peers more than adults. Since peer pressure forces teenagers to behave in a certain way, it reduces their self-confidence. This in turn makes them infer social situations as threatening and causes inferiority complex, aggressive behaviour or social withdrawal. Teens may feel they have “grown up”, but their brains are still developing and they are not mature enough to reason and judge.