CJS 200 CHeck Point - The two theories that I chose are...

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The two theories that I chose are Trait Theories and Sociological Theories. Trait Theories The Trait Theories are broken down into two parts Biological and Psychological. Some criminologists suggest that some biochemical conditions can influence criminal behavior. It is thought that criminal activity in males can be linked to the hormone-testosterone. This hormone controls sexual characteristics, commonly known as facial and pubic hair. Testosterone has been linked to traits of aggression. Criminologists also believe that biologically criminal traits are locked in human genes, brain disorders, improper diet, allergies, and soon. Now the Psychological part of the trait theory claims that crimes are base on the personality and intelligence development of an individual’s behavioral patterns as a child. Social Disorganization Theories The Social Disorganization theory basically states that an individual is not born to commit crime, but rather a result in social conditions the individual finds him or herself in. People that grow up in low income neighborhoods or who have dealt with racial discrimination
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS taught by Professor Sanchez during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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CJS 200 CHeck Point - The two theories that I chose are...

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