Project #79349 - Peers and Crime Research paper

Peers and Crime


Research Paper (the actual 7–10-page work detailing the your research).


Components of the Research Paper:

  • The rationale: why the research is needed and what the general area of current concern is.
  • Existing research: what is already known about the general area of the proposed research.
  • The research Development Proposal.
  • A discussion of information needed for the Development Proposal.



·      Current APA formatting (12 point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced).

·      Length of 7–10 pages.

·      Page numbers according to current APA guidelines.

·      Third person voice.

·      Must include:

o   Cover page with the proposal title, student name, course name, and instructor name.

o   References/Bibliography Page.

§  These are NOT to be counted in the total number of pages. You must use a minimum of 3 citations from peer-reviewed journals.


(Please you information below already completed from first half of project in addition to new information into the final 7-10 page paper.)




Research Development Proposal Form from Student Lucas Nightengale___

Research Hypothesis: Peers and Crime

This paper will be seeking to explore the reasons that make peers to being hell bent to commit crimes. A peer group usually consists of individuals of the same age bracket with the members of the group sharing common ideals (Grand Sadbury Police 2010). Individuals in such a group depend on the greater unit to dictate the way such individuals ought to behave. Subsequently, the members crave to comply with the requirements of the peer so that they may fit in (Grand Sadbury Police 2010). The paper highlights negative peer pressure among other theories posited explaining the causes of crime among peers. Criminologists have asserted that there exist many risk factors that do predispose a person to commit a crime. Personal attributes, biological factors, family issues, and sociology factors do have a significant influence on participation in crime by an individual.

Family issues do play a critical role in the development of a child.  Family environment wanting in positive values has been found to predispose a child to crime, thus, inclining them to offend (Becroft, 2009). Family situations favoring acrimony compromise on the need to belong and serve to reduce the level of attachment among the members. Criminologists posit that such a compromised family unit would have the children likely to resort to crime. Poor parenting compounded with a lack of an oversight on the part of the parents is believed to be a contributory aspect leading young people into crime. Sociology factors like the lack of education are indicative significant risk factors. Young people out of school have lots of time on their hands; thus they would take waywardness to have them occupied (Becroft, 2009). Schooling does instill the need to coexist and the benefits deriving from sound relationships, and so it serves to churn out well- behaved individuals who most likely steer clear of crime. Biology is portrayed as a factor influencing the urge to participate in a crime. A compromise on the soundness of a person’s mental faculties can render the same person vulnerable to crime participation.





Grand Sadbury Police (2010). Peer Pressure. Web. Retrieved 26 July 2015, from <>

Becroft, A. (2009). What Causes Youth Crime, and what can we do about it? Web. Retrieved 26 July 2015, from <>


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