Perception of People Towards Illegal Activities

This study focuses on the perception of people towards illegal activities and the features and characteristics of these young people. To encourage appropriate action, a better understanding of the psychological features of this clientele is essential. Several studies from the United States show that offenders have a high prevalence of mental health disorders. However, these studies are not included in the current in centers interventions that primarily aim to replace the delinquent behavior by behavior adapted so that these young people can be reintegrated into society and that the risk of recurrence decrease (Cournoyer & Dionne, 2007). However, offenders are often refractory and accept little to engage with professionals (Swearingen, 2002). This reluctance can be attributed to the presence of certain personality traits associated with antisocial disorders (Polaschek & Daly, 2013; Salekin, Worley, & Grimes, 2010).
In sum, this study aims to understand better the views of people on topics that directly concern them and crime. It also seeks to define better what characterizes these people display. Thus, groups of the participants will be made, from reading the transcripts, based on common characteristics. The qualitative method is preferred, the latter to explore participants' perceptions and enrich the understanding of a phenomenon (Elliott, Fischer, & Rennie, 1999).
Theoretical background
Many studies have focused on delinquent behavior and the factors associated with it, and it primarily from the perspective of criminology. It appears at first that crime is a broad concept because it brings together a variety of very distinct behaviors, particularly regarding severity (Born, 2005; LeBlanc, 2010). Unlike the adult delinquent behavior, delinquent behavior among people also includes, in addition to illegal acts defined by the Criminal Code, unlawful acts considered for minors because of their age (p. Ex., Consumption alcohol), also...