Social Structure_ Trait Theories 10_10.docx - TRAIT THEORIES Cesare Lombroso Biosocial Theory Physical environmental and social conditions work together

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TRAIT THEORIES Cesare Lombroso Biosocial Theory - Physical environmental, and social conditions work together to produce human behavior - Biochemical conditions may affect people throughout their life course - 1/Biochemical Conditions and Crime - Smoking - Drinking - Sugar Intake - Ect. - 2/Genetics and Crime - Contagion effect - the belief that the genetic predisposition - 3/Evolutionary theory - Some believe that human traits that produce violence and aggressions are produced through the long process of human evolution - 4/Neurophysiological Conditions and Crime - The relationship between impairment in executive brain functions Psychological Trait Theories - Psychodynamic theories - Things that happen very early in childhood - Mental disorders and crime - Is the link valid? - Despite the evidence there are still questions about whether mental disorder is a direct cause of crime and violence - Behavioral Theories - Social Learning Theory - Branch of behavior theory most relevant to criminology - Social Learning and Violence - Aggression is learned through a process called behavior modeling of family interaction, environmental experiences and mass media
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