Why People Commit Crime When Deciding How Crime Should Be Handled And Prevented

1871 Words Nov 12th, 2015 8 Pages
In criminology, is very important to study why people commit crime when deciding how crime should be handled and prevented. This type of study is known as criminal profiling. Many theories have developed over the years, and they continue to be researched, alone and in combination, as criminologists seek the best solutions in reducing specific types and levels of crime. While all crime theories are designed to try to explain and understand criminal activity and the people that commit them, it is an ongoing science. No one theory can define all crime. However, it can be used usefully to help us understand crime a little better and help criminologists find new ways to deal with and eliminate criminal behavior. I am going to discuss one of the social process theories; specifically, the labeling theory and how it relates to the popular CBS TV show Criminal Minds.
Criminal Minds is an American police, FBI focused television program that first aired September 22, 2005 on CBS. It is produced by, “The Mark Gordon Company in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Minds). This popular series the program is still going strong in 2015. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI 's Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Virginia. The BAU is an exclusive group of profilers who work together analyze America’s most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next move. Each agent in the team brings…

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