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LSA2010crime

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jake hunt

on 30 April 2010

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Crime c Classical theory Sources Social learning theory criminals learn to engage in crime, primarily through their association with others. They are reinforced for crime, they learn beliefs that are favorable to crime, and they are exposed to criminal models. As a consequence, they come to view crime as something that is desirable or at least justifiable in certain situations.

http://law.jrank.org/pages/815/Crime-Causation-Sociological-Theories-Social-learning-theory.html Crime occurs when the benefits outweigh the costs,when people pursue self-interest in the absence of effective punishments. Crime is a free-willed choice. See also deterrence, rational choice. http://www.uwec.edu/patchinj/crmj301/theorysummaries.pdf Labeling theory People become stabilized in criminal roles when they are labeled as a criminal.develop criminal identities, are sent to prison, and are excluded from conventional roles. Reintegrative responses are less likely to create defiance and a commitment to crime. http://www.uwec.edu/patchinj/crmj301/theorysummaries.pdf psychological theory There are many different phycological reasons why someone might commit crime. they could have a mental illness that causes them to commit crime. They could also have been abused or had an accident that caused brain damage as a child. Both of those factors could contribute to why someone might commit crime.
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