Biological And Psychological Theories Of Reducing Violent Crime

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If we want to reduce violent crime we must understand why these crimes occur. According to biological and psychological Biological and psychological theories perhaps begin to explain why some individuals are more likely than others to commit deviance, Emile Durkheim theory was very popular the term anomie, which essentially is defined normlessness, or the instability that occurs when norms and cultural values breakdown. Durkheim argued that during rapid changes that take place in society, norms will breakdown. Robert King Merton in 1938 used the idea of anomie to help develop the foundation for strain theory. Merton argues that the struggle to accumulate wealth is the chief cause of strain (Merton 1938: 670). Merton suggests that there
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