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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 d apart in determining your level of control early in life. D) James Q. Wilson and Richard Herrnstein theory concentrates on impulsiveness and offending. Their theory suggested that people differ in their underlying criminal tendencies, and that whether a person chooses to commit a crime in any situation depends on whether like many other theories in criminology, a suspect’s gain must outweigh the loss at that point in time. That part is key considering that this theory focuses more on short term thinking rather than long term thinking. Stating that these criminals are simply not able to think long term when presented with an opportunity for instant gratification. E) Wilson and Herrnstein believed that five key factors also played a role in determining the
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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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