(7) Social Learning

(7) Social Learning - JD: Causes and Control (7)...

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Introduction to Social ± Juveniles learn to engage in  delinquency through association  with or exposure to others  ± Types of associations  1. primary or intimate groups  2. interactions with others at school,  religious community, neighborhood,  and other settings. 
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± Associating with delinquent others increases  likelihood of delinquency  1. this fact provides support for, but does not prove, social  learning theory  2. to prove social learning theory correct, one must  demonstrate that juveniles learn to engage in delinquency  from delinquent others 
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± SO how do juveniles learn to engage in  delinquency from others? ± 1. others differentially reinforce delinquent  behavior  ± 2. others teach beliefs favorable to delinquency  ± 3. others provide delinquent models to imitate 
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Differential Reinforcement of Delinquency
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± We are more likely to engage in delinquency  when: Others reinforced past delinquency, and continued reinforcement of delinquency is  anticipated  Ex.  Selling drugs – has been reinforced with money  in the past and dealer expects it will be in the future 
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2008 for the course CRJU 360 taught by Professor Spencer during the Summer '08 term at Northeastern.

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