In 2003 Ronell Wilson and his friend Jessie Jacobus arranged to sale guns to a buyer. The buyers happen to be two undercover detectives. They arranged to meet in Staten Island to exchange guns for cash. Wilson and his friend did not have guns to sale and the plan was to rob the two gun buyers. When they met the gun buyers Wilson and Jacobus sat in the back of the car right behind the two detectives. At some point Wilson realized that the gun buyers were cops and begin shooting them one by one to avoid going to jail. Wilson used a small handgun to kill both detectives. Wilson killed Detective Rodney J. Andrews and detective James V. Nemorin. Wilson and his friend took one of the detective’s guns, removed the bodies from the car, and took …show more content…
al (2007), “In other words, individuals were guided by a pain-and pleasure principle by which they calculated the risks and rewards involved in their actions” (p. 15). Wilson’s actions ended up getting him on death row and life in prison. Similarly, the social learning theory explains Wilson’s criminal history. Wilson learned criminal behavior from his neighbors and family members. Wilson has an older brother named Uzziah Wilson that has been arrested numerous times for gun possession, assault, and drug charges. Wilson grew up thinking criminal behavior is the only way to succeed in life. McLeod (2016), “This relates to attachment to specific models that possess qualities seen as rewarding. Children will have a number of models with whom they identify. These may be people in their immediate world, such as parents or older siblings, or could be fantasy characters or people in the media” (p. 2) Wilson’s was also affiliated with a gang called The Stapleton Crew. Many people have speculated that Wilson was the leader of the gang which was very violent and sold drugs. The gang recruited young teenagers that came from poor single parent homes. Wilson’s friend that was with him during the gun sale was only 17 years old. Wilson himself has a criminal history as a adolescent youth. He also smoked marijuana and drink alcohol as a teenager. Wilson took no responsibility for his poor choices. He blamed his living environment and his parents for his criminal
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July of 1933 was a very eventful month for me and the rest of Machine Gun Kelly’s gang. My name is John Hand, notoriously known as “Hand Gun Johnny”, a name Kelly gave me as I rose to the ranks of his right hand man. Kelly had made a name for him robbing small banks, and bootlegging alcohol but he always wanted more, or his wife wanted more. Me and the boys always joked about how Kelly’s wife Kathryn Kelly, had always been the brains behind all of our schemes to rob and bootleg. This scheme whether Kelly plotted it or Katherine plotted it was like no other thing we had done before.
On the night of May 22, 1981, police investigators staked out at a local river where they had found multiple bodies dumped before. After hearing a splash at 2:00 A.M., they saw a car pulling away from the bridge. Wayne Williams was driving the car. They arrested him on the spot as a suspect. A few days after hearing the splash, police recovered a body out of the river.
Lynchburg Department of Job and Family Services has become overwhelmed with problems that involved domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse within families that have children. It is important to protect our children and we know how bad these offences can harm our youth today which is our future of tomorrow. Lynchburg Department of Job and Family Services decided to sit down and brainstorm; to come up with some kind of idea to protect the children in these families from any pain, harm, or damage that might come their way from the adult behavior. After carefully doing creativity thinking, we came up with a policy to help prevent the young children from the social learning theory. Social learning theory is “the view that people learn to be aggressive by observing others acting aggressively to achieve some goal or being rewarded for violent acts”. (Siegel, 2011). Social learning theory implies that if a child witnesses a mother or father being abused, then the child will grow up to be abusive or allow someone to abuse them. If a child witnesses a parent drinking alcohol or using drugs, than the child could grow up to use drugs or become an alcoholic. The new policy that Lynchburg Department of Job and Family Services has put in place is that if a parent, guardian, or caretaker of any child under the age of 18 is charged with an offense of domestic violence, child abuse, drug, or alcohol, the child or children will be removed from the home as soon as possible and placed in a foster care. In order for the parent, guardian, or caretaker to gain custody of the child back they must first complete a secondary prevention program related to their crime. A secondary prevention program is “programs that provide treatment, ...
The Social Learning Theory (SLT) states that people learn by observation, modeling and motivation by positive reinforcement. Albert Bandura believed that observational learning could be used to explain a broad range of behaviors and that modeling was important to behavior. He observed that children would imitate people even if reinforcements were not immediate. In 1977, Bandura conceived the concept of self-efficacy which is the foundation of the Social Cognitive Theory. Self-efficacy is one’s confidence in completing a task or goal. An individual’s actions are influenced by actions that are observed in others and that individual has control of his/her own life.
The Principle of Utility is Bentham’s description of what guides our moral behavior. According to Bentham, nature has put people “under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure” (Pg. 33). It is in this natural world where pain and pleasure control the actions of people, “ pain and pleasure govern in all we do, in all we say, in all we think…” Pain and pleasure drive people’s decisions, and this is the basis for Bentham’s Principle of Utility.
Bentham's moral theory was founded on the assumption that it is the consequences of human actions that count in evaluating their merit and that the kind of consequence that matters for human happiness is just the achievement of pleasure and avoidance of pain. He argued that the hedonistic value of any human action is easily calculated by considering how intensely its pleasure is felt, how long that pleasure lasts, how certainly and how quickly it follows upon the performance of the action, and how likely it is to produce collateral benefits and avoid collateral harms. Taking such matters into account, we arrive at a net value of each action for any human being affected by it.
Ted Bundy is one of the most infamous, sadistic serial killers known to man. During his tenure as a killer, Bundy confessed to the murders of 30 women, though the official number of kills is unknown to this day. Bundy’s sadistic habits began at an early age due to his rough upbringing and abusive parents. His tactical methods of killing left miniscule amounts of evidence, which remained undetectable by the “still rudimentary forensics techniques of the 1970s” (Crime Museum). Bundy also managed to uphold an impressive “clean-cut appearance” and portrayed characteristics of an “upstanding character” (Crime Museum). Ted Bundy, through the course of a troubled childhood and keen wit, managed to successfully become known as one of the most infamous
This morning October 8th 1965 at about 5:13 am the body of Bob Sheldon was found lying next to the park fountain he was seen to be in a pool of blood. His body had a single stab wound in his back which had pierced his heart, killing him instantly. Supposed eye witnesses say that a small boy who was a member of the "Greaser Gang" attacked and killed Bob and intended to kill the rest of them. Cherry Valance claims that she was walking with Johnny and Ponyboy after the movies when Bob approached them in his car and threatened the two them. Be on the lookout for the two boys with the description of one that has long light-brown hair, green eyes, and is about five feet tall and another has long jet-black hair, large black eyes, and is about four feet six inches. The first one is considered to be Ponyboy and the second one is considered to be Johnny. The two are now on the run they were last seen at a party with Dally. Investigators report that Dally says he has no idea where these two are but he thinks that they are going to Mexico. A woman was taking a walk through the park and discovered the bloody corpse she said “I was hesitant at first because I thought they were watching me, but I gained some courage and called 911” the friends that were their helping Bob bully the 2 said they were there during the homicide, but decided not to call the police because they were drunk and they were scared after seeing him dead. They said, the murderer was a 16 year old boy named Johnny Cade.
The theory that best explains this type of criminal behavior is the theory of differential association. According to Sutherland’s (1960) theory of differential association means, “that criminal behavior is learned by interacting with others, especially intimate othersp.136). While, it believed the losing custody drove Muhammad to life of crime, the theory that best explains his behavior is strain theory. Robert Agnew (1992), general strain theory explains how “strain is developed through individual’s negative relationship with others” (p.170). In the case of Muhammad, his negative relationship with his ex wife by taking away his child led to the
Another theory that is relevant to the study is Albert Bandura’s (1977) Social Learning Theory. Unlike the experiential learning theory which is more focused on how the environment influence the behavior of the individual, the social learning theory is established on the premise that we learn from our interactions with others in a social context. Moreover, by examining the behaviors of others, people tend to replicate and develop similar behaviors, especially if their observational experiences are positive ones which includes benefits related to the observed behavior. New approaches of social learning are being formulated as new trends in distance education programs continue to emerge. The rise in popularity of these programs continues to
People are not hired wired to make bad decisions; some theories suggest that people learn to engage in criminal behavior the same way they learn other behavior. These theories, known as social learning theories, are used to explain patterns of behavior and the learning processes behind crime. Social learning theories stem from Shaw and McKay’s social disorganization, and cultural transmission theories help explain why crime is more prevalent, accepted, and tolerated in certain areas than others (Lecture).
The school's undercover narcotics officer, Randy, was killed in the faculty parking lot. A car pulled up, and a black tinted window rolled down. The passenger in the back seat shot him once in the head with a handgun, then the car sped away. Randy was killed instantly, and the people in the car were never caught.
Michael’s personality is best explained by the social learning perspective. His social behavior is driven by past experiences with reward and punishment (Kenrick, Neuberg, Cinaldini, 2015). Michael developed his personality watching his parents, specifically his mother and others in his environment. Being a minority and experiencing racism he came to admire Martin Luther King for his outspoken ways and for standing up for his race and speaking for equality. These are all things Michael wanted and desired in his life. Michael focuses on things or events that have happened to him in the past and these social learning experiences are what determine his social behavior today. Learning from his past experiences Michael knows
I gravitated toward Bandura as my theorist for this theory commentary because I was familiar with some of his work from my undergraduate psychology classes. Bandura’s social cognitive learning studies focused heavily on how children learn and then reproduce observed behaviors. While re-reading the section on this, I kept playing in my mind the video I have seen over and over again – children watching an adult either beat up or ignore a doll, and then afterward the children being placed in the room with the doll but without the adult. It made me wonder what would happen to a child who witnessed behavior similar to the adult punching the doll on a daily basis. According to the text, children imitate those who they look up
In deciding if a social approach is a process of how one learns I must first ask how learning is broken down. In the Yilmaz article, they argued that learning is broken into 3 categories Cognitivism, Behaviorism, and Constructivism. They argued that behaviorist focused more on teacher-centered instruction, while Cognitive and constructivism focus more on the individual. Which is why they started a pushing for learning to be cognitive and constructive because it focuses on how a person acquires and stores knowledge. I agree that to understand how a person learns there must be more attention put into how the individual learns. As a product of American school system, I noticed that our education system will try to lump us all together even when