Crim - Differential_Association

Crim - Differential_Association - Edwin Sutherland...

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Edwin Sutherland Differential Association Theory (Learning Theory) Individuals become predisposed toward criminality because of an excess of contacts that advocate criminal behavior.
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Differential Association Not a peer pressure theory Not “known by the company you keep” concept.
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Differential Association This theory explains how criminals Learn and Accept Criminal Values Personality influences Significant People (value of the relationship) Imitation (the highest form of flattery) Acceptance (being like them and them liking you)
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Differential Association 9 Points of Differential Association Theory
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Differential Association 9 Points of the theory 1. Criminality is learned 2. Through interaction and communication with others 3. Learning occurs within intimate groups (family most important) 4. Learning focuses on techniques, motives, attitudes, rationalizations 5. Legal code influences (based on the group) – standards of criminals 1. Some legal codes favor crime
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