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C7 Writing Assignment 2

C7 Writing Assignment 2 - Henry Tran [email protected] Adam K...

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Henry Tran [email protected] Adam K Ghazi-Tehrani MS Writing Assignment 2: Theories of Crime On September 1, 2010, John Keihl DeLoach attacked a 22-year-old black woman and has since been sentenced to four years in state prison. DeLoach first saw the victim through a store window and proceeded to drive his car towards the store while “playing music with anti-black lyrics.” Later that night, DeLoach encountered the same black woman but this time, she was accompanied by a white male. DeLoach and another man, yet to be identified, attacked the pair under the impression that they were an interracial couple. Two theories that were most fitting were differential association and social control because the crime was committed with a fellow antisocial peer and the lack of self-controlling social behavior. As the saying “you are the company you keep” goes, differential association theorizes that many criminals attain their characteristics through social interaction with their peers, who also tend to be antisocial. They learn the tricks of the trade, so to speak, by succumbing to peer
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