What creates deviant behavior

What creates deviant behavior - DEVIANCE AND CRIME What...

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DEVIANCE AND CRIME What creates deviant behavior? Is it genetic predisposition (a.k.a. the bad seed) or is it social conditions? Some criminologists propose three theories: Low intelligence The “XYY theory” so that an extra chromosome in males leads to crime Body type—as we have seen above Psychologists think crime is developed from personality disorders , so deviating individuals have deviating personalities—subconscious motives drive people to crime, so internal elements create actions—sociologists disagree, as ways, and look at external, or socialization factors, as the basis for activity— One mistake is that crime is often a rational choice, especially among working- class people, who weigh risk/rewards as part of a life scheme—each class has its own crimes, based on opportunity and social factors Begins with a discussion of gangs —estimated 8,000 gangs in the US with a membership of 378,000—also uses the term peer cliques or friendship circles which “conform to peer norms”—one sociologist claims that peer groups are hierarchical, and
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