A Narrative Format Of The Life Course Perspective

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In a narrative format of 750 or more words, provide a comprehensive summary of the concepts and presuppositional assumptions of the life course perspective including an overview of its main principles, strengths and weaknesses. Our text (Schmalleger) describes the social development theory as integrated theories of human development that concurrently scrutinize many different items as it may relate to human development (Schmalleger, 2012, p. 194). Some examples of those items of human development list are psychological, biological, familial, interpersonal, cultural, societal, and ecological. Most of the theories of social development understand the major turning point of evolution stage that a person will make during their lifetime is the period from childhood to adulthood. When assessing the social development theory, the life course perspective certainly emphasizes the entire criminal career as it relates the development of the career over or throughout the development of someone’s lifetime. The life course perspective is also called the life course criminology. Within the life course perspective, there are three (3) sets of what is referred to as dynamic concepts that are considered to be very important as it relates to this perspective. 1) activation 2) aggravation 3) desistance. In addition to these concepts Glen H. Elder Jr. recognized five (5) principles that summarize the life course theory, Elder listed those as 1) Principles historical time and place 2)
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