The Theory Of Social Bond Theory

910 WordsMar 2, 20164 Pages
Even though all four components of the social bond theory are important, but I consider attachment to be a key component. With the lack of attachment in one’s life, there is no difference between doing a good or bad act as you do not have someone to impress or do not care what one might think about you. And due to the absence of attachment one might commit crime because they do not have strong ties with families and friends. Strong ties with family and friends sometimes held you back from committing crime because you do not want to let down your family and friends. You have an impression or reputation among them that you do not want to change. And maybe that is the reason why many people do not commit crime because of their strong ties with families, friends, and the society. “Age graded theory is a theory that stresses the power of informal social control to explain onset, continuance and desisting from crime. It emphasizes the concepts of social capital, turning points, and human agency” (Walsh 2015, p.347). In other words, it means that once a person reaches to adulthood, he/she learns to be good rather than to be bad and prosocial ties are important to the prosocial learning process. The theory tells us while the social relationships with parents and school are important during childhood, and to peers during adolescence, that importance tends to fade as we enter adulthood. In adulthood, we are presented with new opportunities to form new social bonds such as careers
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