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University of Guelph
SOC 2700
Scott Brandon

nd Apr. 2 Contemporary Theories - Age and Crime o Social factors which lead a teen into crime  Street reputation  Economical payoff o Factors which lead a person out of crime: “aging out” of crime  Education (going to university  realize job opportunities)  Career goals  Family  Religion  Ties to convectional beliefs  Knowing criminal record is permanent o Other factors contributing to crime exit  “Losing nerve”  can’t shoot someone  Prison time  Loss of skills/abilities  Fear of death o Why do people stay in a life of crime?  Respect from peers (street credibility)  Instant economical payoff  Material goods, etc.  “Once a gang member, always a gang member”  Enjoy the gang - An example of aging and crime: Thornberry’s Interactional Theory of Crime o Part of the “Life Course” theory of crime  What happens throughout life at each stage (infant, child, teen, adult, elder) o Integrated model using control and social learning theories  Combination of control and social learning theories  Believes some parts of each are true, but reject others  Combination results in a creation of a new theory o Studies of changes for adolescents o Importance of the social bond to teens  Weak social bonds  Friendships, parental, etc.  Stronger bonds built through gang  more crime performed to gain bonds o Criminality tied to development - Integrated theo
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