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Unformatted text preview: 1 Causation of Crime The sociological theory suggests people become involved with criminal activity as a result of the environment and social conditions he or she live in. Socially disadvantaged individuals are those subjected to racial discrimination, cultural bias, and poverty. Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native and Indian Americans, and Asian Pacific Americans are presumed to be socially disadvantaged. They have to deal with circumstances beyond their control. The socially disadvantaged are more likely to commit crimes because opportunities toward becoming successful have been closed. Living in neighborhoods stricken with poverty people develop their own cultures. Theses cultures are in constant conflict with the dominant culture and create a cycle of crime that claims the youth who grow up in this environment and en up leading the life of a career criminal. The social process theory suggests that individual’s behavior is learned from the interaction with people in which they live in. Individuals are not drawn to crime by “society” but interaction with people in which they live in....
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course CJS 200 AAGH0PRZN taught by Professor Carolyncomperchio during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10