The Social Bond Theory

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When exploring social criminological theories one theory stood out to me in relation to my current profession. I found after studying areas within the social criminological theories, that when I conduct my own interviews with all types of individuals under the age of 34; I unknowingly address certain conditions within the social bond theory. Most interesting is that some individuals are trying to escape the very elements within the theory by making appointments with me. In one location, I worked in a very wealthy area and now I am currently working in a lower middle class blue collar area with both locations having similar characteristics in relation to the theory. There are four groups that play a vital role in how an individual’s potential…show more content…
They positively or negatively affect the individual, in other words, family support might be weak for any number of reasons effecting attachment and commitment resulting in the search for others like themselves for attachment. This theory is very relevant seeing that it doesn’t reside in just one class of society. However, it does seem to be more prevalent in the poorer areas due to the lack of financial opportunities, broken families and the encouragement of education. In my own perception, the theory could go more into detail in the belief phase. I feel if the self-control part of the general theory of crime could be incorporated into the belief component of the social bond theory, it would further elaborate on the ability of an individual to commit crime believing it to be wrong to do so. All things considered, what an individual will feel as “going too far” is based on the level of self-control and moral values learned early in…show more content…
The concept is built on the assertion that current criminal justice uses violence to fight violence which in return perpetrates more violence. Peacemaking criminology theorizes that through compassion and therapy services can personal suffering end. By eliminating the negative characteristics that can develop in a capitalistic society, peacemaking criminology believes it’s the only way to truly have a crime free environment. Through education, services, divine intervention and placing yourself in the shoes of those suffer is the only way to understand how to reverse violence, in other words eliminating the desire for revenge (Schmalleger, 2016, p.
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