Sociologic Theory - A Sociological JamieDavis B...

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A General Theory of Crime Jamie Davis A) Sociological B) A General Theory of Crime Theorized by Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi.  Travis Hirschi, in conjunction with Michael Gottfredson, got away from his classic  social bonding theory and developed a more refined social control theory known  as, A General Theory of Crime. C) In short this theory assumes people with higher self-control consider the long- term consequences of their actions; and those with lower self-control simply do  not.  Classical tradition concerned itself with the nature of the crime and paid no  mind to the criminal their self. This theory does the opposite of classic theories  and concerns itself with the nature of the criminal and pays little attention to the  actual crime.  Gottfredson and Hirschi  explore the main reason of crime, finding  that popular ideas of crime aren’t always true. They then put forward their own  theory of crime, which assumes that the most important piece to the puzzle of  becoming a criminal is the absence of self-control, and as always a great  opportunity plays a big role.   ( Vold's Theoretical Criminology”, 2010) D) E) This theory attempts to explain all criminals. They believed self-control theory as 
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