ngomezha1 - Nick Gomez CJ 102-001 Homegrown Terrorism 1....

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Nick Gomez CJ 102-001 Homegrown Terrorism 1. Can parental opinions and prejudice sometimes influence their children to commit acts of violence? I believe that they can, or at least instill the idea in the child’s head; the actual act seems as if it is the child’s decision. Parents have a great deal of influence on their children and as I have experienced, this influence can start at a young age (Ex: religion, political preference, morals…). I know that when I was younger and my parents told me something or referred to something as “bad” or “good” I believed them because I felt as they knew best and I could only learn from their example. The young teenagers’ parents in this case have seemed to instill the idea that all Middle Easterners are terrorists and do not belong in our country or deserve the same treatment/respect as any other American (specifically white). I, however, feel as though that the actual act of violence taken by the teens was their own decision, a decision that was greatly
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course CJ 102 taught by Professor Bostaph during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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