Chap5-TraitTheory - • Biochemical Conditions and Crime •

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    Chapter 5 Trait Theory: It’s in Their Blood
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    Development of Trait Theory Trait theory has it’s genesis with Lombroso’s  theories of biological determinism. After falling out of fashion, biological influences  re-emerged in the 1970s with the rise of  Sociobiology. Sociobiology stresses that biological and genetic  conditions affect how social behaviors are  learned and perceived. Biology, genetics, and psychology are viewed as  Predisposing  factors, not  Predetermining interacting with environmental and social factors.
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    Biological Trait Theories
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Unformatted text preview: • Biochemical Conditions and Crime • Neurophysiological Conditions and Crime • Genetics and Crime • Evolutionary Views of Crime Psychological Trait Theories • Psychodynamic Perspective – (aka Psychoanalytic), stems from Freud and the concept of the id, ego, and superego. • Crime and Mental Illness • Behavioral Perspective: Social Learning Theory • Cognitive Theory • Personality and Crime • Antisocial Personality (aka psychopath or sociopath) • Intelligence and Crime...
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