The Theory Of Crime And Crime

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Introduction
The term of crime represent an unlawful act punished by the state. Crime is something that is against the law. The common use of the term ‘Crime’ makes it main to define the limitations which construct it however, doing so is not simply a matter of common sense. There are a number of complex political and economic forces which help to define crime in practice within a specific society. The most commonly accepted definition of crime is ‘an act that is capable of being followed by criminal connections. (w.mccorkle, 1959, p. 46 to 48)
Review of the literature
Criminology focuses on the causes, incidences and control of individual and group criminal behaviour. In criminology, there are many theories that focus on causal analysis of the crime. They are termed as the crime-causation theories. These theories aim at coming up with certain generalization as to be able to explain the causal connection between the factors which may lubricate or lead to the existence of crime in our society and crime itself. The debate on why people commit crime is a difficult one to settle down. Causation theories in criminology are important as their understanding will help us to
 Understand the factors conducive to crime which will further lead us to
 Draft proficient crime prevention programmed
There are two main schools of thought within criminology, which developed in the middle of the 18th century i.e. Classical and Chicago. There are however, many other theories in addition to…

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