Running head: JUVENILE AND DELINQUENCYNameInstitutional AffiliationDateJUVENILE AND DELINQUENCY2Juvenile and DelinquencyThe social learning theory tries to explain juvenile and delinquent behavior as a learnedaspect of the life of such a person. This theory claims that crime is a learned behavior and thatpeople are generally born good and are meant to be good but they learn to be bad. According tothis theory, people learn the techniques and adopt these criminal attitudes from closerelationships or having peers who are involved in criminal activities. The social learning couldinvolve actual techniques of crime such as learning how to bugle or psychological aspects too(Fuller, 2015).Mertons 5 modes of adaptation theory is also known as the strain theory. The straintheory aims at explaining crime as a result of frustration, anger, and resentment which is now thestrain in this theory. According to this theory, the goals for success in the society are the samebut there is a conflict between the goals the people have and the means to legally achieve them.While the goals are the same, the means to achieve these goals are class dependent. So thepeople in the lowe ...
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