The Issue Of Criminal Activities

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To participate in criminal activities means to be involved in “An act committed in violation of law where the consequence of conviction by a court is punishment, especially where the punishment is a serious one such as imprisonment.” There are various reasons why an individual may choose to commit the offense; however, there are also many different developing theories and suggestions about why crimes actually occur at all. For example; do some individuals have a predisposition, born of either their nature or nurture, which leads them to commit crimes? Can the likelihood of committing a crime be decided within the first four years of life? And therefore, whether or not are offenders always to blame?
Attachment can be defined psychologically as the emotional bond between a child and their primary caregiver, that when strong, can create feelings of security and protection for the child. Separation from this bond can sometimes cause distress and anxiety for both the child and caregiver. The first four years of anyone’s life are a critical period in which we form attachments to our primary caregivers, for most of us, this is usually our parents. It has been suggested that these early attachments and social bonds can shape our behaviours now and in the future. The theory of attachment is the product of combined work by psychologists John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth.

Secure attachment type is developed when the child’s primary caregiver is able to respond to the child’s every…
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