Explaining Deviance: Why Social Learning Theory Best Explains Deviance

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Explaining Deviance: Why Social Learning Theory Best Explains Deviance
This paper chooses one theory that the writer believes best explains social deviance or criminal deviance; in the end, the theory selected is Bandura’s social learning theory. Drawing upon two academic sources and two popular sources, this paper will highlight how social learning theory offers us the greatest insight into why people do anti-social and destructive things. Naturally, in the process of carrying out this task, a brief description of social learning theory will also be presented so that the proper context and nuance is achieved. Once more, it may be convincingly argued that people learn to do wrong because they see others benefiting from wrong-doing; when...
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