Chapter 2 vocab

Chapter 2 vocab - C hapter 2 a nomie A b reakdown in and...

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Chapter 2 anomie A breakdown in and disappearance of the rules of social behavior. biological explanations Explanations of crime that emphasize physiological and neurological factors that may predispose a person to commit crimes. classical criminology A school of criminology that views behavior as stemming from free will, that demands responsibility and accountability of all perpetrators, and that stresses the need for punishments severe enough to deter others. control theories Theories holding that criminal behavior occurs when the bonds that tie an individual to society are broken or weakened. criminogenic Factors thought to bring about criminal behavior in an individual. labeling theories Theories emphasizing that the causes of criminal behavior are not found in the individual but in the social process that labels certain acts as deviant or criminal. learning theories Theories that see criminal behavior as learned, just as legal behavior is learned. life course theories
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course CJ 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.

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