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11/21/2011 Criminology Learning Criminal Behavior Edwin H. Sutherland - Social process oriented theory contrasts with structural theories (social disorganization, anomie) - Not limited to explaining lower class crime - Crime is normal rather then pathological - Crime is learned in interaction with others His Contribution - Michael-Adler Report- devastating critique of criminology - Analytic induction (methodology of discovering universal laws) - Differential association is the response- produced a sociological legacy Inspiration of theory - Symbolic interaction - Cultural transmission - Culture conflict 9 Principles of DA 1. Criminal behavior is learned 2. It is learned in interaction with others in a process of communication 3. Learning criminal behavior occurs within intimate personal groups (media is
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Unformatted text preview: excluded) 4. Learning includes a. Techniques of the action b. Direction of motives, drives, rationalization, and attitudes 5. Direction of motives and drives learned from legal codes as being favorable of unfavorable 6. We become delinquent because of an excess of definition favorable to violation of the law over definitions unfavorable to violation 7. DA may vary in frequency, duration, priority and intensity. 8. Learning criminal patterns involves all the mechanism involved with any other learning 9. Criminal behavior is an expression of general needs and values, but not explained by them. Non criminal behavior is also an expression of these same needs and values...
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