Thories of Crime Comparison

Jul 5th, 2015
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Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which you evaluate your selected criminological theory. Include the following in your paper: · Address the relationship between personality and criminal behavior as viewed in the selected theory. · Compare the key elements of your chosen theory to the remaining theories above. · Identify the philosophical basis for each theory.

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Theories of Crime ComparisonNameClassDateProfessorTheories of Crime Comparison Criminology is the study of the cause of criminal behavior in society. Through criminology many theories have emerged designed to explain while criminals commit crimes. The theories have developed from psychological theories of crime, biological theories of crime, and social theories of crime. Psychological theories of crime explain crime as being part of a disruption in the normal development of the human personality and find by examining the processes by which behavior and restraints on behavior are learned crime causes can be identified. Criminology helps to shape the criminal justice systems response to crime both in terms of preventing criminal behavior and responding to it after it occurs. The social learning theory is a psychological and social theory of crime that finds that criminals learn criminal behavior through interactions with people in their environment. Social learning theory finds the formation of ones identity is a learned response to social stimuli. Learning theorists identify different patterns of rewards and sanctions that affect the normal process of learning and internalizing moral codes (Lynch, 2000). According to the social learning theory individuals are influenced by the behavior they observe, either positive or negative, and will model the behavior displayed by key individual s in their lives. If the parents or key figur

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