Furious 7 is a famous movie that features a criminal activity with most of the characters in one way or another engaged in crime. One of the main characters in the film is Deckard Shaw, who is identified as a rogue Special Forces assassin, and his intention in the movie is to cause destruction and death while seeking to avenge the death of his brother. This essay uses the film as a way of discussing how various theories can apply to understanding how criminals develop.
Is the behavior a product of failure of self-control?
In respect to the cultural transmission theory, Furious 7 highlights that criminal behavior can be as a result of the failure of self-control. Deckard Shaw, after learning of his brother’s death fails to control himself and seeks to avenge, and in the process, he is involved in several criminal activities.
Socially-endorsed goals the main character seeks to achieve
Deckard Shaw’s involvement in criminal activities, as seen in the movie, was triggered by the need to achieve a socially-endorsed goal, which in this case was to avenge the death of his brother. This indicates how structural strain theory can help understand how criminals develop. In the movie, Shaw causes massive destruction by detonating bombs and escapes from law enforcement officers in the process.
Does a prison term incapacitate people from committing crime or can they commit crime in prison?
From the movie, it is also learned that institutional settings play a significant role in combating crime. This implies that a prison term, for instance, can incapacitate people from committing a crime. Towards the end of the movie, Deckard Shaw is imprisoned, and this brings the criminal activities to an end giving other characters an opportunity to resume their normal lives.
How should police respond to organized crime that is run better than a corporation?
The movie also gives a highlight of how police and other law enforcement agencies should respond to organized crime. Police ought to use all avenues such as engaging other well-trained and reformed criminals and advanced technology that enable the tracking of offenders, as ways of responding to organized crime.