As to the contextual case (outlined in a recent post), young males are at the highest risk of criminal offending, and violent crime is more common in societies where female sexuality is more liberated.
So violent crime occurs in contexts where men compete over sexual access to women.
Existing neurodevelopmental models have integrated our current understanding of adolescent brain development; however, there has been surprisingly little focus on the importance of adolescence as a sensitive period for romantic and sexual development.
How do we explain the persistence of teens’ risky behavior, despite the large amount of money being spent on prevention programs? A growing of body of brain research is providing answers to these questions. So, teens know that the behaviors are risky, but they still engage in them. Research on peer relationships and brain development during the adolescence period may provide an answer. In recent years, there has been an increase in the availability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (f MRI). Using these tools, researchers have found several changes in the brain during puberty (Blakemore, Burnett, & Dahl, 2010; see Blakemore, 2012 for review) that are important in explaining risky behavior. Engels, (Eds.), What can parents do: New insights into the role of parents in adolescent problem behaviour (pp. First, during the adolescence period, there is an increased interest in peer relationships (Larson & Richards, 1991), and susceptibility to peer influence increases during the early teen years and peaks at about age 14 (Berndt, 1979). Hormonal changes that occur in your body can cause you to be lacking in sexual stamina and/or desire.