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Peers and Delinquency

  • Mark Warr
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Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Human beings differ from other species in a number of important ways. They are, for example, a visually oriented species. They evaluate and interact with their environment primarily in terms of what they see rather than what they smell (as do canines), hear (as do bats), or touch (as do starfish). At birth, humans are among the most helpless creatures on earth because most of their brain development, unlike most other species, takes place after they are born. Without knowledge of this fact, it would be impossible to understand how humans develop in the first two decades of life.

Keywords

Moral Responsibility Criminal Behavior Delinquent Behavior Social Learning Theory Differential Association 
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  • Mark Warr
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  1. 1.University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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