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The Theoretical Development of Aggression Aggression and violence affect society in a variety of ways It is the general consensus that our society is becoming increasingly more violent However it is shocking to realize the amount of violence that is committed by teenagers or even younger children It is becoming not uncommon to pick up the local newspaper and read about a child or group of children that has committed a horrifying atrocity to other human beings With each horrendous story the reader becomes desensitized to the violence in our world Violence is an epidemic in our country According to the US Department of Justice 1994 there were 66 million violent crimes in 1992 13 of which involved handguns The number of violent crimes reached its peak in 1981 but has stayed relatively constant since then Teenagers and young adults aged 16-24 consistently have the highest rate of violent crime compared to other age groups US Department of Justice 1994 Our society is becoming increasingly violent Aggression in children is related to violence in adulthood Haapasalo and Tremblay 1994 showed that one could predict delinquency in a child quite accurately by examining earlier aggression It is important to understand to nature of the relationship between aggression delinquency and violence Moffett Caspi Dickenson Silva and Stanton 1996 suggested that most serious forms of antisocial behavior have an origin in aggression during early childhood Lynam 1996 also found chronic offenders can be identified early in childhood due to their high level of aggression at an early age While Loeber and Stouthamer-Loeber 1998 question the validity of these conclusions I believe that an aggressive child will be an aggressive and possibly violent adult Aggression is an area of social psychology on which much research is focused Social and developmental psychologists have tried to discover some of the underlying mechanisms that have resulted in an increased level of aggression in children today compared to children in the past Several
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