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Bonnie and Clyde: History’s Role in Decision Making

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Jude Abdel-Latif

on 23 May 2016

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Bonnie and Clyde:
RLS: Bonnie and Clyde
Most famous criminal couple in the United States during the Great Depression
Met in Texas in January, 1930
FBI started manhunt for the couple in 1933
Charged for at least 13 murders, multiple robberies, and kidnappings
Found and killed in 1934

Their Past
Bonnie Parker:
She was a poet
Physically abused by her husband
Married to an imprisoned robber and murderer
Crime started after she smuggled a gun into Clyde’s prison
Knowledge Question
CLAIM: Personal histories filled with small crimes committed by one person or their friends and relatives can lead to committing bigger crimes.
COUNTERCLAIM: Personal histories filled with crime can lead to avoiding crimes.

#1 RLS: Michael Vick
Michael Vick grew up in an area dominated by drugs and gang crimes.
His vehicle was used for marijuana and other drugs distribution.
He started a dogfighting business that included beating and killing dogs.
Earned up to 5 years in prison

Jude Abdel-Latif
TOK Presentation 2015-2016

History’s Role in Decision Making
Clyde Champion Barrow:
Born into a poor farming family
He wanted to be a musician
Escalated from petty theft at a young age to armed robbery
Long history in auto-theft

History and Human Sciences
Reason and Emotion
CLAIM: Reason and emotion are used to validate decisions, and therefore, they can lead to crimes.
COUNTERCLAIM: Reason and emotion are used to avoid committing crimes.

#2 RLS: “Twilight” Inspiration
A male classmate bit his fellow female classmate who was 13 years old.
The principle led an investigation on the boy.
He bit 10 other students in one month
His father claimed that his strong love for the movie influenced him to bite others.
He was referred to juvenile corrections.

In conclusion, history and the human sciences play a role in our reasoning and emotion that influences us to validate our decisions, even when it is considered to be wrong.
One flaw is that personal history and emotion are frequently known as the only factors that a criminal considers when making decisions. Therefore, it supports that history can influence and validate decisions to a large extent.

Works Cited
"Bonnie and Clyde." The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
FBI.gov, n.d. Web. 22 May 2016.
Biography.com Editors. "Michael Vick Biography." The
Biography.com Website. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 22 May 2016.
Blatty, David. "Bonnie Parker Biography." The Biography.com
Website. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 22 May 2016.
Blatty, David. "Clyde Barrow." The Biography.com Website. A&E
Television Networks, n.d. Web. 22 May 2016.
Marikar, Sheila, and Kevin Dolak. "9 Films and Shows That
Inspired Real Crimes." ABC News. ABC News, 24 July 2012. Web. 22 May 2016.

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