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Introduction What makes a criminal? This is a question that I hope to unveil a plausible answer for. Criminals are persons who are guilty of heinous violent crimes which violates the laws of a country. The act of committing a crime is called criminality. Criminality has been in existence from the beginning of time, where Cain murdered his brother able. The big question is, are criminals born? Absolutely not, committing crime is definitely not something one is born with, but gradually overtime it takes place because of certain situations or circumstances that life throws at a person, some of which are, family related issues, the environment in which one grows up and social causes. So are criminals born? It appears not.
PARAGRAPH ONE Topic sentence: Within the family lie certain situations and circumstances that can cause a person to become a criminal. Supporting Detail 1: Children who have been abused are more likely to grow up to be criminals because they grow up with a large amount of hate that they do not know how to deal with. One way to cope with the way they feel is to be violent towards everybody else. Evidence: The link between child maltreatment and crime is a staple of the news media. For example, the media (CNN, February 10, 2004) noted that John Muhammad, the Washington D.C. sniper, was “regularly and severely beaten as a child by several relatives, including an uncle who beat another child to death…” Supporting Detail 2: Lacking financial means is another family related situation that can cause innocent individuals to become a criminal. Evidence: Gina Lombroso-Ferrero (2009) asserted that poverty is often a direct incentive to theft, when the miserable victims of economic conditions find themselves and their families face to face with starvation, and it acts further indirectly through certain diseases: pellagra, alcoholism, scrofula, and scurvy, which are the outcome of misery and produce criminal degeneration; its influence has nevertheless often been exaggerated.
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Being so treated one will retaliate to crime. Evidence: Child neglect is also often implicated. June 1. Using ‘scripts’ created by the media filled with myths and stereotypes about a group of people or area is convenient for society. Neighbors of a nine-year old Who stabbed her best friend to death were reported to have “angrily blamed the young attacker’s absent.Are criminals born or made? Children require attention. this could result in criminal formation. Supporting Detail 3: . Evidence: According to the published piece. “The ways in which the gang threat is portrayed and constructed in the media and by agents of social control affects gangs. PARAGRAPH TWO Topic Sentence: The Environment in which a person grows up is also influential in criminal formation. 2005). Many people rely on these scripts-convenient shortcuts that are created by media and propaganda”. Supporting Detail 1: Many times. you are branded and due to that one is faced with unjustified treatment and is perceived as the worst. Clincher: Without a doubt family is a major contributor to the formation of criminals. alcoholic mother yesterday for the Memorial Day tragedy” (as cited in The New York Post. their members and members of the public. Public Safety Canada (2008). if child negligence is being practiced in the family. Evidence: Supporting Detail 2: Coming from a certain community. growing up in certain community bad influences are prevalent and without much knowledge a youngster will gravitate to them.
finds that a gene variant of the dopamine transporter (DAT1) gene puts some males at risk of delinquency." . the newspaper reports of a case of child desertion provoked a perfect epidemic of such cases. at Marseilles in 1868 and 1872. the media people publicize most criminality incidents very detail. As stated” we now have genuine empirical evidence that the social and family environment in an adolescent's life can either exacerbate or blunt genetic effects. Evidence: A new study. he is said to have declared: "There will be a repetition of what happened to the Head-master at Catanzaro" (who had been murdered in the same way). PARAGRAPH 3: Topic Sentence: Social causes play a very crucial role in the development of a criminal. Evidence: As Gina Lombroso-Ferrero (2009) stated. Evidence: Clincher: Bad perception of a community affects individuals within that community significantly. (pg . hence disregarding Christ in there wrong doing. Before Corridori murdered the Head-master of his boarding-school. resulting in all manors of criminal activities. When other criminal minded people acknowledge the bases of the crime similar ideas develop. to gain recognition and attention that is lacked at home is very prevalent in youngsters . Supporting Detail 1: Imitations. "Delinquent Peer Group Formation: Evidence of a Gene X Environment Correlation." by Florida State University researchers published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Genetic Psychology.Are criminals born or made? Growing up In a certain community one is less likely religiously affiliated. amounting in one instance to eight in one day.78) Supporting Detail 2: Interacting with delinquent peer groups.
Researchers have gone close to a thesis that criminal formation is genetically related. Clincher: Social causes do contribute significantly to criminal formation PARAGRAPH FOUR (Paragraph of Refutation) The term” like father like son” as used by many people to suggest that if a man is a criminal and his children by chance become a criminal too it is genetically related is total absurdity. and I’m really worried about getting arrested. Many criminals now were members of delinquent peer groups. These are some factors that brake down communities. What really cause a child to develop criminal traits are not genes past down by a criminal family member. There are also environmental factors that are proven over and over to link to criminal formation.Are criminals born or made? Supporting Detail 3: A very contagious plague in criminal formation is peer pressure. Now I can’t seem to get out of it. . But its not my fault. but further studies proved that. Evidence: Leslie Kaplan. The family is a key contributing factor. PARAGRAPH FIVE (conclusion) All researches conducted. but situations and circumstances in an individual’s life. countries and kill individuals. If certain family roles are not practiced we can see where criminals are likely to form. some who are very persuasive and will pressure a family neglected and vulnerable individual to get involve in wrong doing. and I’m really paranoid. Being in such groups there are interactions from all different backgrounds. it was Jen’s and Tamara’s idea”. This is where peer pressure comes into play. in order for this innate personality to be portrayed circumstances and situations have to exacerbate the genetic effects. We’ve also seen where social causes come into play. I’m one of those people who always get caught when I try to get away with something. I never really wanted to. But Jen and Tamara have turned it into this bonding thing. which makes it even to enjoy. that have been unveiled in this passage further strengthens the thesis that criminals are actually made instead of born. who stated that” we started shoplifting about four months ago. like we are ‘The Shoplifting Club’ or something. (1999) interviewed fifteen year old Cheri.
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