Personal criminological theory as you enter this course How would you explain the occurrence of crime and why people commit crime What variables would you consider Identify any assumptions on which your personal theory is based

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Statistics suggest early sociologists believed and confirmed with statistics that crime was a key concern related to youth "delinquency and youthful gangs and crime...? suggesting crime is "bound up with conflict...? that often includes tension and stress associated with interacting with people in society (Carrabine, Iganski, Lee et al, 2004:45). Social pathologies do exist among individuals that suffered or were raised with little formal guidance and structure (Ashworth, 2003).

Variables that would be important to consider explaining the occurrence of crime would include the age when the indicted first committed crime (Ashworth, 2003) as well as their socio-economic status, age, familial status and physical and mental health (Ashworth, 2003). Other important variables to explore would be the incumbents perceptions of their youth and reports of their experiences as youths from the criminal and from the family members of the individual studied. The personal theory proposed assumes that the psychological and early sociological methodologies of inquiry would enable the researcher to explore in more detail what social processes and what psychological processes contribute to criminal behavior or deviant activity, whether exemplified in youth or as young adults.

References

Ashworth, A. (2003) 'Is Restorative Justice the Way Forward for Criminal Justice?' in

E., McLaughlin, R. Fergusson, G. Hughes and L. Westmarland (Eds) Restorative Justice: Critical Issues, London: Sage.

Carrabine, Eamonn; Iganski, Paul; Lee, Maggy; Plummer, Ken; & South, Nigel. (2004)

Criminology: A Sociological Introduction. New York: Routledge.[continue]

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