The Theory Of Criminal Behavior

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Chapter eight starts off with explaining the first group of social process theories that are rooted in their notion that criminal behavior is learned by a social context. There has been a learning perspective that assumed that there are law- breaking values, norms, and etc. The section goes on to explain the theories envision that a criminal’s behavior is a product of the same learning process of noncriminal behavior. Crime is known for being constructed as a normal behavior rather than pathological. The task of this learning theory is to detail the process through which pattern are cultivated. According to the 2005 presidential address that American Society of Criminology, which that Julie Horney proposed to the board version of the Skinnerian to be rooted for learning theories. These theories have the potential to organize much of our knowledge about criminal behaviors. 2. According to Brown, Esbensen & Geis, social control, like learning and culture conflict theories, revolves around the socializing process. ( pg. 334) This quote helps to explain how social control is like learning and a cultural theories is to be resolve around the process of socializing process. Based on these theories there has been a propensity of crime that is a function of social processes that been assumed or delineated. The section goes on to explain the key term Control theories. “Control theories represent a sharp contrast with other theoretical approaches, even those similarly classified

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