Turning to Crime; Cognition
Kohlberg, in studying the moral development within children, suggested three stages of moral development:
Level 1: Pre conventional Morality
Based on the riles of outside authority and consequences of action
Level 2: Conventional Morality
Authority is internlised and reasoning based on the norms of the group to which you belong, other peoples opinon.
Level 3: Post-conventional Morality
Judgements are based on self chosen priciples and moral reasoning based on individual rights and justice.
Chen and Howitt
300 male adolescent offenders ages 12…