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These 2 criminal cases were very serious and they were also a shock to the media. The Menendez brothers murdered their parents because they claim that they were being sexually abused by them. Harris and Klebold murdered 13 people at their high school due to being outcasted by other students. Both of these situations that these young boys were apart of were the theoretical perspectives of behaviorism and the strain theory. Behaviorism is portrayed by the school shooters of Klebold and Harris because they took theideas that they have seen in the media and decided to reenact them violently onto their peers because they believed they should pay for the way that they treated them. The strain theory is for the Menendez brothers because the real reason why the brothers killed their parents is that they wanted to take their wealth and go on about their lives. The media in my opinion will always affect the public's conception of any crime that they

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