For this Assignment, you revisit the Keen family—this time applying cognitive concepts and theories to explain the family members’ criminal behavior. You also consider the complex interplay between social and behavioral aspects of crime and cognitive aspects of crime. How might one’s environment affect his or her thinking and vice versa?
By Day 7
Submit a 500- to 750-word paper in which you address the following:
- How do the following cognitive factors account for the criminal behavior in the case study?
- Groups and authority figures
- Moral development/disengagement
- Thinking patterns
- Information processing
- How do the social and behavioral factors you identified last week interact with the cognitive factors listed above to create a cumulative effect on the criminal behavior in the case study?
Support your response with specific examples from the case study, theories from the Learning Resources, and relevant professional experience.