Discuss: Personal Application of Criminology

Scenario: You are the parent of a 16-year-old boy. You come home unexpectedly and find your door ajar. Inside, you discover your son’s friend looking through a kitchen drawer. The boy says he is looking for a paper and a pencil so he can leave your son a note. On the counter next to him is a lock-pick and some of your jewelry and he smells of marijuana. You tell the boy to leave immediately and he does. Which of the following, if any, will you do now?

a. Call the police
b. Call the boy’s parents
c. Tell your son
d. Perhaps you will do something else.

I am not sure how to approach this question, any insight would be helpful.


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