Theories of Crime Causation

Feb 3rd, 2012
Studypool Tutor
Price: $10 USD

Tutor description

The discussion on nature versus nurture is one that pits two philosophical frameworks against each other. Nature is the concept that biologically and in personality, humans possess gifts, traits, and abilities that make them the distinct individuals whom they are in society. Nurture is the concept that individuals learn different traits, abilities, and gifts that define them in society. In criminal justice, one must consider the following question: Is criminal behavior naturally a part of human beings since conception, or is criminal behavior a learned behavior? Please post an answer to the following questions. Support your answers with academic or real-life criminal justice examples to accentuate your point: Based on research and your reading assignment, discuss the merits of the idea that genetics are a source for criminal behavior. You should discuss the nature versus nurture debate as it relates to personality. Be sure to provide examples that can be found through research studie

Word Count: 1107
Showing Page: 1/6
Theories of Crime CausationNameClassDateProfessorTheories of Crime Causation Crimes are illegal behaviors committed in society that violate the laws of the land. There have been many different theories proposed explaining what causes crime in society that include psychological theories that find crime is the result of disruptions in normal personality development while sociological theories blame the offenders environment for their criminal behavior. Biological theories find crime is the result of genetic, biochemical, or neurological deficiencies in the body and through research great strides have been made in identifying potential biological causes. Biological Criminality Biological theories focus on functions in the body that relate to criminal behavior. The first theory involving a potential biological case comes from the positivist school. The positivist viewpoints, from the perspective of Lombroso, Ferri and Garofalo, found that crime is related to heredity, physiological incapacity, or biogenic. Lombroso's theory found that criminals were born and blamed physical features of the criminal on their deviant behavior. The physical abnormalities of the offender cause them to commit crimes, which are out of their control. Ferri and Garofalo had supported Lombroso in his theory that crime was the result of biological processes. Despite these findings biological theories were quickly discredited and psychological and sociological

Review from student

Studypool Student
" Friend recommended me, and managed to get a slight discount. Great work from the tutor and had no issues with plagiarism, which I was super worried about. "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1824 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors