Sykes and Matza

Sykes and Matza - 10/23/2006 9:02:00 AM Sykes and Matza:...

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23/10/2006 08:02:00 Sykes and Matza: Neutralization of Guilt Juvenile delinquents often feel guilty about the things they do o How is it that they deal with their feelings of guilt? How do criminals neutralize guilt they feel? o 4. When criminal behavior is learned, the learning includes b) the specific direction of motives, drives, rationalizations, and  attitudes  o 5. The specific direction of motives and drives is learned from  definitions of the legal codes as favorable or unfavorable law says you should feel remorse for violating laws Want to better define what it is that is learned  Juvenile Delinquency o Restless search for excitement, thrills, and kicks Provokes police and authority This is part of the fun though Kid enjoys drinking beer because it’s forbidden o Aimless drifting and grandiose dreams of success
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