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Jamie Davis Typical Psychological Explanation of Crime A) Psychological Theory B)  Typical Psychological Explanation of Crime.  -James Q. Wilson and  Richard Herrnstein C) This theory basically assumes that weather or not you become a criminal  or not mostly has to do with your level of impulse control. This for most  criminals isn’t very good. They believed a lot of different factors all played  apart in determining your level of control early in life such as your raising,  and social experiences at a young age.  D) This theory like many other theories attempts to explain many different  types of criminals. The most prominent basis of offending was a person's  impulsiveness. More impulsive people were didn’t think about the future or  consequences they could face, and hence were more likely to commit  crimes. Wilson and Herrnstein theory concentrates on impulsiveness and  offending. Their theory says that everyone is different in their hidden  criminal impulses, and that whether a person chooses to commit a crime in  any situation depends on whether like many other theories in criminology, a 
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor William during the Spring '11 term at Bronx High School of Science.

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