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- Created on: 08-04-15 18:57
Evaluate one theory that can be used to explain criminal/anti-social behaviour. (6)
Social Learning Theory has practical application as an explanation of criminal/anti-social explanation. If bad role models are the cause of criminal behaviour, offenders can be rehabilitated with the help of appropriate role models. They can be demonstrate appropriate behaviour that can be learned, therefore being useful to society, as this can help reduce criminal behaviour.
Moreover, there is a lot of experimental evidence to show that behaviour is imitated, including evidence to show that aggressive behaviour is imitated. For example, Boyatzis et al (1995) assessed the effect of the Power Rangers on children's aggressive behaviour. Half of the participants (children aged 5-11) were shown an episode of Power Rangers and the researchers observed…