Unformatted text preview: theory states that potential criminals consider the crime and evaluate the risk-reward ratio. Their rationality is often bounded by circumstances such as self-control, and moral beliefs like seen in this clip. This clip is a perfect example of rational choice theory where the individuals engage in the crime because of background factors (being in a gang), clouded judgement, and desistance (making a decision in the moment of a crime that should reduce the chances of being caught)....
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- Fall '08