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This edition will talk about a book called¬†The Locust Effect¬†written by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros. Like many of my other books, I found this one on a random book shelf. At first, I was drawn to its title, but was turned off by its size and description. I finally was convinced to pick it up when it came up in conversation with a friend. The Locust Effect is a lifework of… Read More

Abstract Deviant behavior is characterized by departing from social norms and values. Each culture has a unique set of ethnics, and the thoughts and actions beyond this set of beliefs are considered deviant. Like the differences amongst these collections of values, so too does difference exist with respects to the individual and type of behavior. Social scientists have worked hard to understand these diversities, and through this hard work, patterns begin to… Read More

  Abstract Criminal behavior has been correlated to numerous characteristics such as gender, socioeconomic class, race and ethnicity. However, this essay we will focus on age and the time dimensions in which a criminal career can exist. Through older and more contemporary forms of research, it has been found that changes in age and criminal activity occur in an orderly way (Thornberry 1997: p.1). The orderly function in which criminals commit crimes… Read More