Brothers And Keepers Analysis

Criminology can affect the mind in many different ways. Sometimes after being incriminated, you can actually go crazy. In Brothers and Keepers by J. E. Wideman, and young male goes through changes as he is incriminated of a serious crime. In my research, I plan on telling the story of what happened to Robert Wideman and how his decisions, mistakes, and being incriminated helped him grow in the mind and as a man.
“One child grows up to be somebody who just loves to learn. And the other child grows up to be somebody who just loves to burn.”
An excerpt of this poem paints a picture of two brothers, John and Robert Wideman, leading different lives. Robert Wideman, embraced a path ...

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explain the cause to be risk factors, learned behavior, or missed opportunities. When explaining criminal behavior, it is inevitable to identify sociological, behavioral, and psychological problems as causes of crime.
John and Robert always dreamed about running away from the poverty embracing their community. Even though they shared the same dream, each considered different means of achieving this dream. John determined early on that “to get ahead, to make something of myself, college had seemed a logical, necessary step; my exile, my flight from home began with good grades, with good English” (27). In order for John to climb the social status, he realized that his only ticket out of poverty and his community is through a good education. Status must be earned through hard work and determination. Robert is just the opposite of John. Early on, Robert acknowledged that school and sports could not satisfy the glamour that Robert so much desired? Unlike John who ...

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frustrated living in such an oppressed environment. He once believed that prosperity can be achievable but somehow his belief in what society has taught him relating to success is wrong. Through this belief, Robert maintains a violent life.
Other variables such as family, the community, and opportunities for success play a critical role in shaping the behavior of adolescence according to Cloward and Ohlin. There were lost opportunities when Robert’s family decided to move back to Homewood from Shadyside. A good education in a community that cared for the student was stripped from Robert’s grasp. Robert was never able to attend the school that his older brother had previous ...

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Added: 3/19/2011 01:22:06 AM
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Category: Psychology
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