How to nail the 12 marker: explanations for offending (stem)

Ricky has been caught stealing from a shop. This isn’t the first time that he has been caught by the police. He spent 3 months in Jail for robbery once. At the station, he tells the police “It’s not my fault I steal, my father did loads of robberies when I was a boy!”
Discuss biological and SLT explanations for offending. Refer to Ricky in your answer. (12 marks)

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Ricky has been caught stealing from a shop. This isn't the first time that he has been caught by the
police. He spent 3 months in Jail for robbery once. At the station, he tells the police "It's not my fault I
steal, my father did loads of robberies when I was a boy!"
Discuss biological and SLT explanations for offending. Refer to Ricky in your answer. (12 marks)
1: Genetic Transmission
AO1- explain what this is
A01-Mednicks study (higher conc. Rate between bio fathers and sons than adopted fathers)
AO2- Apply to Ricky (he could've robbed because of a gene from his father)
AO2- Analyse the theory (Reductionist, concordance rates not 100% etc)
2: SLT
AO1 ­ Explain what this is
AO1 ­ Bandura Bobo doll study
AO2- Apply to Ricky (by observing his father as a model, doing crimes, then doing them himself)
AO2- Analyse the theory
General A02s, to get that A* - Explain the nature/nurture debate and analyse.

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