The various theories

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The various theories Psychological theories: personality development, social learning or cognition. Biological theories: biochemical factors, genetics and neurological elements Socialogical theories: social forces and socialization, concrete behavior, most behavior is learned. Robert Merton’s Theory of Anomie Criminality the result of offender’s inability to attain by socially acceptable means the goals that society expects of him Will pursue original objectives by unacceptable means Subculture- Alternate set of moral values and conventional expectations Theory refers to a condition of disequilibrium, disorder, social disorganization and lack of social integration Ex- Strain Theory o Deviant behavior result from mal-integration of cultural ends (goals) and societal means o Our culture stresses success while not providing equal access to legitimate educational and employment opportunities. To meet aspirations of success in this case could result in criminal behavior
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