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The Developing Person through the Life Span ,Berger, 2011, Worth Publishers,
N ew York, NY
It’s a sad day when any crime happens, we are often left confused and scared about the details and how to cope with them. That is why a justice system is in place. To help members of the community cope with these situations of stress. Let us look at what happened here to better understand why certain decisions were made.
I believe the first being the childs age 6 years old, a very young age when we often spend much of our time playing and pretending stories to act out. Piaget : Preoperational Thinking, he called cognitive development between about 2-6 years of age peroperational
intelligence a time of symbolic thought, especially laungage and imagination, it is pre- operational in that children do not yet use logical thought.(Berger 2011,pg.237) Many childrens stories are strange, an example being we ran up the hill and went down the jellybean slide to the other side. The prefontal cortex can calculate and plan, not letting anxious feelings interfere.(Berger 2011,pg.215) This means that feelings of shame and regret do not exist its ok to tell stories about jellybean slides. Because even if someone laughs they are laughing with us not at us.
Cooparative Play,Children playing togeather creating dramas or takeing turns (Berger 2011,pg.270) This sort of play is very important in a childs life as they learn to share toys unredstand others feelings as well as their own.
Externalizing Problems – their powefull feelings burst out uncontrollably. (Berger 2011,pg,268) I believe this is a learned behavior from our experiences with others mainy adults. We react to our enviorment in learned behavior. If we see an adult yell and throw
things we are most likely to simulate this behavor later in life. This comes out in Sociodramatic Play in which children act out various roles and plots…Socidramatic play builds on pretending and social interests both of wich emerge in toddlerhood. (Berger 2011, pg 271)
Types of Agression instrumental aggression – Often increases from 2-6; involves objects moves the people; quite normal; more egocentric then antisocial. (Berger 2011, pg. 280) These are the very impressionable years when we are inprinted with social structure of how we are to deal with situations.
I believe these to be the series of consideration when looking at this case the child was playing with anouther instead of acting in a reasonable manner, he decided to act out on his own according to the behavior he had learned at home. This is why the 19 year old
was charged instead of the 6 year old. The 6 year old could have no mental connection to the crime and therefore could not be chrarged. The 19 year old had supplied the gun and mental learned situation and so could be charged with involuntary manslaughter.