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Criminology - What controlling forces keep people from...

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Criminology January 24, 2011 Chapter 7 ***EXAM 1 STUDY SESSION Tuesday at 7:30 in Sturm Hall Rm. 451*** Learning Theories Crime results from interaction with others Differential Associations Criminal behavior is learned through interaction with other people Example- white-collar crime is learned and being in the right enviorment Doesn’t explain rape and crimes of passion Learn attitudes that justify crime Association vary in intensity, frequency, duration, and priority Explains variations in offending in the same location Control Theories
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Unformatted text preview: What controlling forces keep people from committing crime? • Persona l-ethics, morals, guilt, fear of punishment • Social-attachments to social institutions Containment Theory • Without inner or outer containment, you could succumb to external pressures and pulls • Structural problems and delinquent peers. Neutralization Theory • Denial of injury, denial of victim, denial of responsibility • Drift and Subterranean values Social Control • Ties people to society 1) Attachment 2) Commitment 3) Loyalty 4) Involvement 1...
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