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Lack of Education and Increase in Criminal Arrests

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in psychology, social sciences

Abstract

This work is divided into four sections , designed to cover the main areas . The subject matter does not belong within a single field of inquiry and will try to answer a question : does a not completing high school increase criminal arrest ? This work attempts so far as possible therefore , to present a comprehensive view . The deals with the extent of criminal arrests , points to some of the central problems in the measurement of its frequency , and presents the most recently available official data on law violation among children and adolescents [banner_entry_middle]

The hypothesis of the work proposes that there is a lack of education that in interaction with intelligence and achievement put an individual at significant risk for crime arrest . Evaluation of the hypothesis was conducted with a review of empirical studies . The causation of criminal arrests and the factors associated with its occurrence will be considered . Here the approach is quantitative . The work also presents the limitations of research in this field of behavior and a sociopsychological theory of causation

Lack of Education and Increase in Criminal Arrests

Introduction

The evidence from much of the more careful contemporary research indicates that the most fruitful approaches to understanding the criminal arrests must come through a recognition of cause as a complicated and imponderable variables play a part , and that the role of these variables will differ from case to case both as to the component elements themselves and how they interact . Such a conclusion , obvious though it is , implies nevertheless that the traditional research in criminogenesis has in fact been misleading , since to such a great extent it has been comprised of mere loose statistical of samples of offenders as to the frequency with which certain psychological and social factors were observed in the group . Studies of causal factors ‘ have been so numerous , their findings so diverse , their conclusions for the most part so dubious , that it would represent a tedious futility to recount even the major studies . Here , lack of education that frequently appear to play an important role in criminal arrests among adolescents not completing high school will be considered below . This factor is illustrated by Jeanette Covington in The Social Construction of the Minority Drug Problem , Cynthia J . Benjamin in Mean Streets : Youth Crime and Homelessness , Dawn Kemp in Troubled Children Grown-up : Antisocial Behavior in Young Adult Criminals , and Daniel Hoffman in Kids Out of Place . Despite minor differences , many of the theories of these articles fit into an anomie model , which basically took the view that not completing high school caused a particular type of behavior in low-income and working-class communities . In other words , these subcultures in their communities were seen as an adaptation to limited opportunities to achieve conventional goals . Hence , with these theories anomie came to be equated with a kind of collective , neighborhood-based despair . Further , because limited access to legitimate opportunities caused a host of social problems , including crime and drug abuse , crime arrests were seen to be interrelated in this… [banner_entry_footer]

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