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Cycle of Crime 1 Running head: CYCLE OF CRIME “The Cycle of Crime and Socialization Practices”: An Analysis in APA Style North Carolina State University
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Cycle of Crime 2 Miranda Massey Professor M. Hill Section 108 21 February 2007 A2 – Final Draft “The Cycle of Crime and Socialization Practices”: An Analysis In Joan McCord’s article, The Cycle of Crime and Socialization Practices , published by The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (1991), she examines sociological as well as biological influences on criminality and the interaction between the two. While McCord acknowledges prior studies have not been taken seriously, she continues to believe that sociological and biological links within delinquency can be proven. First and foremost, McCord identifies the source of her evidence and familiarizes the reader with the basis for her opinion. From the observations made by the prevention program McCord (1991) hypothesizes that “maternal behavior can reduce the probability that a son will imitate a criminal father” (p. 212). McCord’s objective is clear and concise before she even begins her introduction. A reader can easily grasp from McCord’s abstract she fully believes sociological and biological links between criminality will be confirmed. To introduce the study McCord references past studies of delinquency to help the
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