Social Learning Theory In Criminology

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Theories are the best way to explain criminology and help improve the criminal justice system by finding facts and reasons behind every aspects of a crime starting from the motive and ending with correction and recidivism sometimes. The Social Learning theory in criminology is one of the first and most famous theories of crime. The Social Learning Theory theory basically means that crime is learned and people learn to engage in criminal behavior. (1. Social Learning and Personality Development)

“A person becomes delinquent because of an excel of definitions favorable to the violation of the law over definitions unfavorable to the violation of the law.” (Class Text Book) From that I can learn that based on the Learning Theory no person was
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The Social Learning Theory vigorously implicatively insinuates that there are types of learning where in direct reinforcement is not the causal mechanism; rather, the soi-disant convivial element can result to the development of incipient learning among individuals. Convivial Learning Theory has been utilizable in explicating how people can learn incipient things and develop incipient demeanors by observing other people. It is to postulate, ergo, that Convivial Learning Theory is concerned on observational cognition process among people. (Bandura 1977-Standford …show more content…
Because inside minority group people set up their own system of laws and rules just like The Code of Hammurabi there is the code of the street. “Argue that there are certain groups with values conducive to crime or approve of justice crime in certain circumstances” (Text Book) The code of the Street is great example of this defined by Elijah Anderson “The Code of the Street is amounts to a set of informal rules governing interpersonal public behavior, including violence. The rules prescribe both a proper comportment and a proper way to respond if challenged. They regulate the use of violence and so allow those who are inclined to aggression to precipitate violent encounters in an approved way.” (The Atlantic 1994) People where the code of the street is running the base their life style of respect regardless what it takes to gain and maintain a high level of respect in order to survive in that community even if takes to kill someone to gain or get back that respect. And this mostly pressure African American Youth inside city’s neighborhood to respond to disrespect with violence. By doing so the use of violence is regulated and getting used to by the people of that community. However; not every person in those neighborhoods where the code of the street apply are bad or living their life based

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