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    Introduction to Criminology Applied Criminology Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice Gender and Crime Corporate and White-Collar Crime Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Second Edition Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice: Second Edition Criminal...
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  • theories of crime
     Theories of Crime Abstract This thesis explores the relatively new criminal phenomena of computer crime, or as it is more commonly termed, hacking. The foundation for the examination is based on how well traditional psychological theories of crime and deviance explain this new...
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  • Sociology Ia
    —whether sociological, psychological, biological, or economic—has been unable to provide believable explanations of criminal behaviour. The long-discarded classical tradition in criminology was based on choice and free will, and saw crime as the natural consequence of unrestrained human tendencies to...
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  • Kirk
    explains crime as something outside one’s own decision * It is inspired as a so called scientific study for a study of crime and criminal behavior. * Two strands of positivism biological and psychological * The essence of positivism is that differences among people’s biological and...
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  • Business Ethics and Moral Motivation a Criminological Perspective
    attention to the number of defendants who ‘‘took the line that their behavior, while technically criminal, had really served a worthwhile purpose by ‘stabilizing prices’’’ (1968, p. 108). Cressey referred to such euphemisms as ‘‘vocabularies of adjustment,’’ which allowed the criminal to minimize the...
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  • Conflict and Labeling Theory
    recurrence of previous behavior could be identified by a number of measurable physical traits, which included protruding jaw, drooping eyes, large ears, twisted and flattish nose, long arms relative to the lower limbs, sloping shoulders, and a resembled tail. Insane criminals are not “born criminals”; they...
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  • Animals
    that people attribute causality in human behavior have been noted (Baumeister, 2005; Scott & Dinham, 2008). It is argued that there are culturally conditioned biases in the way that cause is attributed, and people from the West are more likely to use personal, dispositional factors to explain social...
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  • The Impact of a Disadvantage Socioeconomic Background
    young man at our school. The decisions made were not only for the best interest for one particular student but for many others to come as well. Sometimes it is very important to analyze a situation from every perspective and in this case the “sociological perspective” to critically investigate and...
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  • Pedophilia
    response to child abuse and established child statutes in which parents may be prosecuted for abusing their children. Regardless of the legal response on pedophilia, it is clear that much cases never comes to the attention of the criminal justice system and is, unfortunately, never dealt with. This...
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  • Juvenile Delinquency
    fall into eight general categories: classical, biological, psychobiological, psychological, sociological, social process, conflict perspective, and emergent perspectives. A ninth category could be interdisciplinary theories, which incorporates a mixture of theoretical opinions in an effort to...
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  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
    otherwise criminal behaviors. These are biological and neurological factors that contribute to aggression in antisocial personalities: abnormalities in the frontal lobe serotonin dysfunction hyperactivity low anticipatory anxiety PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIOCULTURAL CAUSES Life experiences...
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  • Piza
    disorders, ifnot now, then in the future (Mar those tens; Salekin, Neumann, Leistico, and Zalot). Split between fororganic causes to explain behavior and those who openly searching reject any and all causes of psychopathy, except those that are freely chosen, descriptions of psychopaths ity (1) to...
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  • Criminology
    control over their own behavior. b. Nature/Nurture: - Biological (nature) vs. Environmental (nurture) – the theory of a ‘born’ criminal; possesses both traits. c. Normal/Pathological: - Psychological and trait theories (nature) consider something to be ‘wrong’ with offenders which makes...
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  • Biological Explanations of Criminal Behavior
    lecture on Biological, Psychological and Sociological Theories of Crime, delivered at Simon Fraser University on October 8, 2009. Fishbein, D.H. (1990). Biological Perspectives in Criminology. Criminology, 28(1), 27-72. Sacco, V. F. & Kennedy, L.W. (2008). Psychological Conditions and Criminal Motivations. The Criminal Event: An Introduction to Criminology in Canada...
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  • Crime Comparison Paper
    people have suggested that a least four definitional perspectives can be found in contemporary criminology. These diverse perspective see crime from (1) Legalistic, (2) Political, (3) Sociological, and (4) Psychological viewpoints (Schmalleger, 2009). In this paper I will compare and contrast one of...
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  • Criminology Theory
    compatible with several other theories of deviant behavior and, if properly employed, may help these theories fine-tune their own explanations of deviance. While it was beyond the scope of our paper to determine which sociological theory of deviant behavior might best fit the Mertonian paradigm, we made the...
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  • Foeticide
    environmental theories explain the criminal behaviour in terms of social structure, process and environmental. A brief description of these theories is given below: A) Psycho- Analytical Approach The psycho- analytical school of criminology deals with personality structure, which is product of...
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  • Terrie
    members normally have strong social resistence to crime (e.g., females) most embody the causes of crime which originate from individual psychopathology. Sellin noted that criminal members of groups 151 152 sex differences in antisocial behaviour with weak group resistence to crime (e.g...
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  • The Investigation of Serial Killings
    parenting from the mother and father, and lack of school were significantly more common for killers. These social outcomes led the young men to contribute to homicidal behavior (Hill-Smith et al., 2002). This study examined the impact of psychological disturbances on homicidal behavior...
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  • Race, Ethnicity, and Deviance
    to live in socially isolated but culturally protected communities, which helped maintain social order within the community and controlled community members through the processes of family socialization.4 THEORETICAL MODEL Social psychological theories of delinquency identify key concepts to explain...
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