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How Different Psychological Theories Can Be Related To The Characters In The Film (Movie Review Sample)

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE FILM, 'WHEN KIDS GET LIFE' AND HOW DIFFERENT PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES CAN BE RELATED TO THE CHARACTERS IN THE FILM.

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Film Analysis – When Kids Get Life
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Film Analysis – When Kids Get Life
Deviance is a behavior, which goes against social norms, and it is enough to cause disapproval from majority of society. It can be criminal or non-criminal. There are different theories related to deviance. The film, ‘When Kids Get Life,' looks at different cases of kids who committed murder crimes and have been sentenced to life imprisonment. Through the interviews carried out on the convicts and their families, various elements of deviance are displayed. These are discussed by looking at different theories of deviance.
Labeling Theory
This theory explains that the identity and behavior of a person depends on how others label them. It shows us how labeling or treating someone as a criminal can actually lead them to adopt deviant behavior (Liberman, Kirk & Kim, 2014).
In the film, labeling theory is displayed by the case of Andrew Medina who was only 15 when he was convicted of murder. Andrew had been labeled a certain way due to his learning disability and no one really took concern of him as his father was an alchoholic and his mother was too stressed out. Due to this, Andrew joined a gang so that he would feel accepted (Bikel, 2007). A murder occurred and it was not obvious who committed the actual crime but due to Andrew's weakness the other gang members negotiated, their release and all accused Andrew of committing the crime.
Hirshi's Control Theory
Travis Hirschi developed the social control theory in 1969. The theory explains that people break the law because of a breakdown with their societal bond. (Vazsonyi & Huang, 2015). The breakdown of any of these leads to one engaging in criminal activities.
In the film, this theory is displayed through Jacob Ind who murdered his stepfather and mother. Jacob lacked a normal family bond as his stepfather was sexually abusing him and his brother. They lived in a horrible environment and the mother did nothing to protect them. Jacob's brother moved out when he turned 18 a

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