Sociological Perspective Essay

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1.) What is the sociological perspective of human behavior? How is it applied to the study of juvenile delinquency? • Sociological Perspective: says that human behavior is a social act that can be traced to powerful forces in the social environment surrounding each actor. In other words an individual’s social environment is very influential. • The social perspective of human behavior can be applied to juvenile delinquency because it allows the audience to see a situation in a different perspective. The social perspective allows others to “take a walk in another’s shoes.” This may help individuals better understand why someone may deviate against the norms of society. 2.) What evidence can you site from your reading of this chapter or from…show more content…
From a young age my parents enforced right from wrong, and taught me proper adequate, such as, treat others the way you would like to be treated, as well as holding doors for others. Also, spending a lot of time with my friends growing up I learned how to share, make compromises, and proper communication skills. Additionally, growing up in my hometown Hillsborough, New Jersey, I have met lots of different individuals and have shown me how to behave and dress when outside of my home. Seeing how people around me to behave as well as my life experiences have helped shaped me into the individual I am, and has helped me figure out what kind of behavior I find acceptable in…show more content…
This individual adapts to the customs of his or her society. Where as, someone who shows deviance is violating expectations that society places on him or her to follow. Overall, I think it is fair that society restricts some of our individual freedoms in order to achieve a general conformity to social norms. I find it important that there is structure within society; however, I think there should be limitations to the restrictions society places on us. Obviously, it should not be socially acceptable for someone to go rob a bank, and that individual should be punished, but at the same time society should encourage individuals to express their own individuality and not just fall under the social
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