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Transcript of Criminology

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My passage was centralized around the idea of an individual's environment as it pertains to their criminal behavior.
Research Questions
To what extent is a person influenced by their natural surroundings?
What changes occur psychologically as a result of environment?
Which factors of environment changes a person's thinking?
What can be done to these factors to lessen or prevent crime?
Best Sources
My best sources were
"The Economic Letters" by Jesse Brush.
Works Cited
In relation to the environment
Behavioral economics, criminology, curiosity.
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What is criminology?
Criminology is the study of crime and criminals!

Basically, why do they commit crimes? What various factors may lead to a crime? It also focuses on the correction and prevention of crime from this info.
Okay... so what's the "environmental" aspect mean?
Awesome question! Environmental in this passage basically centralizes around what types of environments and surroundings affect a person's mentality and might cause them to commit a crime!
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Nolan, James J. "Relationship of Population and Crime." Journal of Criminal Justice. Science Direct, 2004. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.

NCVC. "Urban and Rural Crime." Urban and Rural Crime. The National Center for Victims of Crime, 5 Oct. 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.

"Population Trends and Crime." John Howard. John Howard Society of Ontario, July 1999. Web. 17 Dec. 2013.

Roufa, Timothy. "Environmental Criminology." Criminology Careers., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

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University of Hertfordshire. "Upbringing." Revision World. Revision World, n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.

An individual's environment is a factor in the development and change of their mentality in regards to criminal behavior.
The factors that I looked into within this passage were:
Population Density
Rural vs Urban
Home Environment/Ubringing
Government Policies
What I Found:
Of the factors I observed the ones who appeared to be more influential were the correlation between population sizes and crime, as well as a person's upbringing/home environment.
Of these factors, which one do we think is the most influential?
Neat Things I Learned & Looked At:
Feral children studies
Behavioral studies

Correlation of prison sizes in other countries (i.e. Iceland) in comparison to the United States
"Environmental Criminology" by Timothy Roufa

Okay, neat facts, I guess. What's the point?
By looking at the most influential factors we can determine what to change to lessen crime rates!

You can also determine what type of areas/environments you want to surround yourself in, y'know, just to be safe.
Global Domains
Communicate ideas
Take action
Investigate the world
Recognize perspectives
Thank you so much!
This passage has helped me develop my
critical thinking, as well as perspective
on criminology and behavioral thinking.

I've also developed my ability to research information, and write a lengthy essay.
For Example:
A child with parents who commit crimes may also result in a future of crime.
Area in Relation to Crime
People are more inclined to commit crimes due to lack of resources
Time Regression Studies
Not large scale
Income inequality
Metropolitan areas vs rural areas
Larger crime rates in metropolitan
Metropolitan areas receive more police force per every 100000 people (or 1000 in rural)
Home Environment
Social cognition
Feral children studies
Sensitivity to surroundings
Rural = Positive impacts

Household income
Surplus of resource

Various social experiments
Government Policies
Countries with tighter policies, and larger police force have low crime rates
Death penalty
Harsh consequences
Supporting my argument
Brief History
Originally, criminology had been perceived as crimes committed by pure "free will" with no influencing factors.
Evolved into various categories
Theories developed
Idea begins to arise in 1700s and early 1800s
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