Non - Non-Sociological Explanations of Crime and Deviance....

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Non-Sociological Explanations of Crime and Deviance. In this, necessarily brief, overview of a number of non-sociological theories concerning crime and deviance we will look specifically at two main areas: 1. Explicitly psychological theories 2. Genetic / biological theories (which, for all intents and purposes tend to be psychological in origin). In this respect, we need to look at such theories because: a. They are explicitly individualistic (rather than social) in scope. b. They provide us with a comparative reference point against which to measure sociological theories in general. As I’ve just noted, this is a brief overview of these forms of non-sociological theorising since such theories are many and varied. Since we have neither the time nor the need to look at them all in any detail, I’ve simply presented a selection of the various types of non-sociological theories of crime that exist. Biological Theories Early biological theories tended towards seeing crime as a form of illness, caused by pathological factors specific to certain classes of individuals. Pathology
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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