Compare and Contrast on Adolescence

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Criminal Minds Decisions are made by billions of people every day. They can be many things such as act of impulse or a process of thoughts at which one acts upon. Decisions can be delightful, hurtful, violent, or maybe even deadly and are overall the main component of attempting or undergoing criminal activity. One must decide to commit or not commit a crime. Not everyone goes through the same process of concluding to a decision. Maturity, age, mental illnesses, disorders, and mind impairment such as drug and alcohol abuse all have a major effect on the way people come to decisions and because of this it is considered they are not at the right state of mind to know right from wrong. Most people have a thought processes before committing a crime. There are many theories at what these thoughts are. One of these theories is the Choice Theory. According to the text book, Criminal Justice in Action, Choice Theory is when criminals weigh the benefits of the crime they want to commit to the tragic costs. If in the end the if the criminals benefits over weigh the costs he or she is more likely to commit the crime (pg.31). Most crimes are committed because of the rewards that come along with it. The rewards can involve money or even a sense of gratification according to sociologist Jack Katz in the text book Criminal Justice in action when said “’rewards’ of crime may be sensual as well as financial. The inherent Danger, according to Katz, increases the ‘rush’ a criminal experiences on successfully committing a crime” (pg32). Not all Crimes are fun and games. They do have their costs such as probation and jail time this is because it deters the thought process in doing right from wrong. This can be found in the text Criminal Justice in Action when stated “Because crime is seen as the end result of a series of rational choices, policy makers have reasoned that severe

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