HOW SOCIETY INFLUENCES AND AFFECTS TEENS•Society has the largest impact and influence on teens•Teens usually partake in criminal behavior because the things in society tell them that these behaviors are acceptable•Most teens are influences by other teens society and peer pressure is something that most of these suffer •Society nowadays, makes teens feel like in order to be “cool” they have to do the same things as their friends, even if the are bad.
HOW POLICIES INFLUENCE AND AFFECT TEENS•A policy is a “clear, simple statements of how your organization intends to conduct its services, actions or business. They provide a set of guiding principles to help with decision making” (Department of Human Services, 2014)•Policies help give teens structure and direction•Policies usually influence good behavior but when these policies are missing there will be an increase in criminal behavior
HOW PRACTICES INFLUENCE AND AFFECT TEENS•There is a saying that practice makes perfect •If a teen is constantly practicing a behavior it is very likely that that teen will perfect it and partake in actions that increase the behavior •There are studies all around that conclude, children who play violent video games are more likely to partake in violent behaviors outside the game•If a person is repeatedly seeing a behavior happen in front of them they will eventually do the same thing . This can be shown through the theory of observational learning •“Children pay attention to some of these people (models) and encodetheir behavior. At a later time they may imitate (i.e., copy) the behavior they have observed”(McLeod, 2016)
- Fall '14
- TONIQUE HAYWOOD