The question is do I think Jack is guilty of a Criminal behavior act? The answer to this
question in my opinion is no. I do not believe that Jack is a criminal for stealing two
peanut butter jars. If all he needed to survive was peanut butter, then there is no harm
in that. He did it so he and his family could eat something and not starve to death.
They already went to the government for help and they couldn’t really do much for
them. He only stole the peanut butter jars for survival.
According to Gene Piaget “Atonomy (older stage) is governed by principles and
ideals. As a result of that, moral judgments become more individual rather than what the
whole group is doing”. Piaget states “Atonomy is governed by principles and
ideals. It was ideal for Jack to steal the peanut butter jars. He didn’t steal the
things that were expensive. He just stole peanut butter for a good reason! Peanut butter
is not expensive.
The second part to Piagets theory “moral judgments become more individual rather
than what the whole group is doing.” Everyone in the grocery store wasn’t