Theories of Crime Causation

May 19th, 2015
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Criminal activities are the unavoidable attributes of a social system fascinating or repelling the individuals from committing it depending on environmental upbringing as well as the genetic formulations of the individuals.

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Theories of Crime CausationCriminal activities are the unavoidable attributes of a social system fascinating or repelling the individuals from committing it depending on environmental upbringing as well as the genetic formulations of the individuals. Social psychologists and biological criminologists have pondered over two distinctive schools of thoughts developing their theories on crime causations. The instinct to commit a crime is based on the factors like biological genetics, environmental upbringing, social experiences, and social norms and ethical codes of a society. Biological PerspectiveSigmund Freud argued that human behaviors and inner instincts of taking up an action are driven internally by nature. According to Sigmund Freud, all humans possess the inner instinct of committing crimes naturally and the reason people do not practically apply their instinct is because of evolution of social system and social norms. A person would want to murder someone and take out his frustration but another instinct of social acceptability and survival would stop him because he would not want to be arrested by the law enforcement and his instincts would stop him from doing a task that would lead him further into a state of social unacceptability. So, it is the sense of punishment and brutal consequences of a crime that stops an individual from committing a crime, otherwise, it is a naturally built-in attribute according to natural theory of criminology [Essays, UK. (201

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