Poster Sessions - 2018 Research Day

Event Title

Social Learning Theory and Criminal Behavior

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

DeAndria D. Campbell, Governors State UniversityFollow

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

4-6-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

4-6-2018 2:30 PM

Other Presentation Disciplines:

Criminal Justice and Minor in Sociology

Abstract

This paper will prove that the Social Learning Theory purports that violent behavior witnessed or experienced by a criminal in their family and environment can contribute to their eventual deviant criminal behavior. It was important in my paper to understand the connection between the social learning theory and deviant criminal behaviors that described lack of attachment, past abuse, and family characteristics. A closer look will be taken that criminal behavior is learned by association with other criminals is factored into learned behaviors. This will show the social environment such as families, peer influence, and socioeconomics are explanations of crime. Also, my study will involve the history and basis of the Social Learning Theory. Albert Bandura developed the Social Learning Theory in 1977 and suggested that individual’s model behavior that is witnessed that contributes to delinquency and criminal behavior. The results will show a famous Bobo Doll experiment developed by Albert Bandura, in which this will prove children observe the people around them behaving in various ways.

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Professor Vincent Jones: Senior Capstone Course

Dr. David Rhea: Honors Program

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Social Learning Theory and Criminal Behavior

Hall of Governors

This paper will prove that the Social Learning Theory purports that violent behavior witnessed or experienced by a criminal in their family and environment can contribute to their eventual deviant criminal behavior. It was important in my paper to understand the connection between the social learning theory and deviant criminal behaviors that described lack of attachment, past abuse, and family characteristics. A closer look will be taken that criminal behavior is learned by association with other criminals is factored into learned behaviors. This will show the social environment such as families, peer influence, and socioeconomics are explanations of crime. Also, my study will involve the history and basis of the Social Learning Theory. Albert Bandura developed the Social Learning Theory in 1977 and suggested that individual’s model behavior that is witnessed that contributes to delinquency and criminal behavior. The results will show a famous Bobo Doll experiment developed by Albert Bandura, in which this will prove children observe the people around them behaving in various ways.