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Unformatted text preview: FAVORABLE TO LAW VIOLATION OVER DEFINITIONS UNFAVORABLE TO LAW-BREAKING. This is the principle of "differential association." DIFFERENTIAL ASSOCIATION MAY VARY IN FREQUENCY, DURATION, PRIORITY, AND INTENSITY. Accounts for rates and life-cycle of offending. LEARNING CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR INVOLVES ALL THE MECHANISMS INVOLVED IN ANY OTHER LEARNING. WHILE CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IS AN EXPRESSION OF GENERAL NEEDS AND VALUES, IT IS NOT EXPLAINED BY THOSE GENERAL NEEDS AND VALUES, SINCE NONCRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IS AN EXPRESSION OF THE SAME NEEDS AND VALUES....
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