Factors That Influence Young People Into Committing Criminal Acts Or Behavior

703 Words Nov 11th, 2016 3 Pages
There are several factors that influence young people into committing criminal acts or behaviour. In this essay it would not be possible to discuss all due to word limitation. This essay will briefly look at a young person 's education and family background and the influence of addiction, unemployment and income.
I will discuss how these factors can have an impact on a young person 's life and how these influences can determine or lead to a life of committing crime.Finally I will address the factors and support services that can help prevent young people from committing crime.

One of the main reasons/factors that contributes to why young people commit crime is their family background. "Primary Socialisation occurs during early stages of childhood" (Hoctor 2016). Primary socialisation is learned for parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles etc. Which plays a big part in how we learn to behave and socialize with others.Studies show that the way your reared plays a big part in how we learn. Coming from a loving family background compared to an abusive or violent one can contribute to how people view crime."Families are one of the strongest socializing forces in life.They teach children to control unacceptable behaviour, to delay gratification, and to respect rights of others. Conversely families can teach children aggressive, antisocial and violent behaviour" (Wright & Wright 1994 found in Juvenile Delinquency and Family Structure by Anika Doggett). The less…

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