• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Teenage Criminals.

Extracts from this document...


Vanessa Grigoleit English 11 Teenage Criminals There are many reasons, why young people to become criminals. Detectives argue until today about which is the principal reason for the criminality of young people. Finding these reasons can be very difficult since there are always different reasons for each individual case. The most important reasons are drugs, acceptance, and parental neglect. A trip for juvenile delinquency is the increasing drug consumption. Never was it this easy for teens to get a hold of hard drugs, this is because on class journeys, school celebrations, in Clubs and when the parents don't really watch their kids or aren't even interested. On one hand there is a great amount of influence of alcohol on teens and on the other there is peer pressure and the teens aggressive behavior. ...read more.


There is always the popular group in a high school that other kids may look up too. If this thought is the obsession of a teen, it could possibly also cause violent and aggressive behavior. Parental abuse or even family abuse can have a big and long term effect on kids. It shows itself on the basis the numbers that over half (55.6 %) of all children have once already been victims of parental force or abuse. These children will probably build up the same habits of their parents. Children that have not had any parental abuse put apon them usually turn out to be non criminal. It can be derived from known facts that children who were never or easily punished become not so frequent offenders as children who were heavily punished or abused. ...read more.


When parents have a full time job, they won't have time for their kids so that the kids feel neglected. What if kids become bored and build up stupid or violent thoughts? From the day a child is born it needs love. Without this where shall it go and which path in life should it follow? Small children are easily influenced by elders, the "populars," media such as T.V. or computer, or even by their thoughts. Many children face abuse everyday and therefore don't know how to react when similar situations face them but to act the same way. Teens are influenced a lot by drugs and alcohol because they think it is fun. What could that lead to? Many factors and mistakes in life can effect a person for the worse and make a cute 5 year old boy into a 16 year old monster. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Developmental Psychology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay


The writer has made some very good connections between neglect, abuse, poor parenting, media, peer groups and teenage criminality. Now the writer needs to read around this subject and provide in the essay, some statistics, evidence, studies or research which backs up some of the statements made. If evidence is not produced it looks as if the writer has just given their own opinions on the subject.

The writer also needs to plan the writing of the essay better with an introduction to the subject, the main discussion points with evidence and then a brief conclusion. This would improve the essay mark dramatically.

1 Star

Marked by teacher Linda Penn 01/05/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Developmental Psychology essays

  1. Free essay


    4 star(s)

    Another view is that shared by De Mause, Pinchbeck & Hewitt, Plumb, Stone, and Thompson who all consider that there was a formal parent-child relationship, but parents were distant unapproachable beings and children were something inferior, whose demands and needs were not sufficiently valuable to be met.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Welcome to our private day nursery. The information in this booklet refers to the ...

    4 star(s)

    We ensure children are supervised at all times. "The environment in which children grow and develop has a profound influence on all aspects of their lives, including their physical, cultural, emotional, social and spiritual development." (T Bruce, C Meggitt, 2002, P.183)

  1. For this assignment I have decided to look at the disorder known as ADHD ...

    Positive effects include a significant improvement in control, focus, concentration, attending skills, and task completion; fewer temper outbursts, less anger, better compliance; and less restless behaviour, motor over activity, and impulsivity. The most common side effects are anorexia and insomnia, which may improve as the child adjusts to the medication.

  2. Using studies from the list below, answer the questions which follow: Rosenhan (sane in ...

    is defined in DSM-III as a dissociative neurotic disorder whereby two or more dissimilar personalities coexist within an individual. It is important to make a distinction between MPD and Schizophrenia. MPD is not a form of Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia can be characterized as a type of psychosis where contact with reality and insight are impaired.

  1. Free essay

    The Efective Primary School Teacher

    From these responses, I was interested to take my assessment a step further and investigate how much the class as a whole had understood the sound topic. I devised an assessment sheet (see appendix 1) and questioned each child in an informal discussion.

  2. Where the Spirit Lives - analysis

    They were prohibited from speaking their native language, forced to stop practicing their culture and basically were being "turned white". The whole process is awful for the children who had never known such brutal regard and maybe some of them thought it was their fault.

  1. Communication skills in a group interaction.

    all their communication skills they use, this even means from the way they dress to the manner in which they speak to the children. Everything has to be adapted to the client's level, like the manner in which they talk.

  2. Innocent Love - Walter McDonald's "Life With Father" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz".

    Roethke's use of the word "beat," is a possible indication of abuse, and the fact that the child is held still by a hand itself "battered" which seems to imply a sense of manual violence. The mother's stance also contributes to this interpretation.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work