Personal Criminological Theory

Mar 30th, 2015
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Write a 700- to 900-word paper describing your personal criminological theory. Address the following in your paper: How would you explain the occurrence of crime and why people commit crime? What variables would you consider? Identify assumptions on which your theory is based. What methodologies could you use to evaluate it?

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Personal Criminological TheoryNameClassDateProfessorPersonal Criminological Theory Crime is an act of defiance or a choice to ignore the laws established by the government and enforced by law enforcement. There are many different reasons why people commit crimes and many different criminological theories developed to explain the occurrence of this deviant behavior. Some criminological theories find criminals make a calculated choice to commit crimes while in others strain is the cause of crime. The fact is there are many different variables that influence criminal behavior with the largest influence being the environment of the criminal offender. Crime is the result of a person's environment. Even if a person has a mental disorder that causes them to commit crime their environment is partially at fault. In other words if the criminal with a mental disorder had received proper treatment in their environment they would not have committed the crime because they would be on the right medications to ensure their mental disorder was being properly controlled. No matter the other factors involved in the criminals deviant behavior without the environmental influence the crime is not likely to happen (Rock, 2012). This includes genetics. Genetic factors can influence the criminal behavior but the environment enforces these factors causing the crime. In this personal criminological theory crime is the result of the social environment of the cr

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