Two theories of personality and intelligence are looked at which show that psychological factors may also contribute to juvenile delinquency.Youth Delinquency: Youth delinquency is essentially a criminal act committed by a juvenile (usually defined as being between seven and eighteen) (Schafer &Knudten 1970).
Two theories of personality and intelligence are looked at which show that psychological factors may also contribute to juvenile delinquency.
Clint Eastwood’s movie “Dirty Harry” has been linked to copy cat serial killings and more recently the school shootings at Columbine (1999) have been linked to violent video games (Carnagey, Anderson and Bartholow).Abstract: This paper explores primarily the social factors but also psychological factors such as personality and intelligence that impact on youth delinquency.It has been found that the media increases aggression in youths and that socio-economic status along with peer relations, education and parenting neglect can increase the probability of juveniles engaging in delinquent behaviour.The past research has led to the application of the General Aggression Model (GAM) in violent video game studies (Bartlett, Harris and Baldassaro 2007).The GAM encompasses all past theories on aggression and relies on short term affect, arousal and cognition components (Anderson & Bushman 2002) According to Anderson (2002), the GAM can account for the wide variety of effects seen in the media violence literature which lead to the child exposed becoming more desensitized to violence and habitually more aggressive.The experiment was run with live models as well as a video taped model with no difference in the results. Identifying the Psychological Factors that Mediate the Association Between Parenting Practices and Delinquency. Thus it can be reasonably applied to youths that witness violent acts in movies and television would be more likely to repeat those acts than those who don’t. Journal of Criminology vol 45 481-517 Van Dam, C., De Bruyn, E. Aggression is a major factor in youth delinquency as acts of aggression are usually carried out on other people and as such are a crime.Two types of aggression identified by Baumeister and Bushman (2008) are “hostile aggression” and “instrumental aggression”.After watching the show the participants were observed playing a game of hockey. The groups displaying more aggression were the ones who displayed more aggressive acts throughout the game were those that had seen the violent show.