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Unformatted text preview: Causation of Crime Jennifer L. O’Neal CJS 200 University of Phoenix Online Sociological Theory Sociological theory claims that crime is not something that a person is born to do, yet it is the result of social conditions in which that person finds themselves in. So I short words, this theory is saying a person who is socially disadvantaged by poverty or even racial discrimination, is more likely to commit crimes. Choice Theory Choice theory is the result of rational choices made by people who want to engage in criminal activity because of the rewards that are offered. Rewards may be financial or even psychological, but the criminals enjoy the rush that comes with the crime they are committing. “According to choice theorists, the proper response to crime is harsh penalties, which force potential criminals to weigh the benefits of wrongdoing against the costs of punishment if they...
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This document was uploaded on 07/30/2011.
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