CJS200 Week 2 Checkpoint Causation of Crime

CJS200 Week 2 Checkpoint Causation of Crime - Causation of...

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Causation of Crime The difference between the Trait Theory and the Social Conflict Theory is that the Trait Theory states that people's actions can be traced back to early human interactions and that these criminal tenancies are hidden in the body and the mind as sort of genetically passed on recessed memories. Social Conflict Theory states that people of lower classes feel oppressed and beaten by the laws that they feel were formed to protect the wealthy. This theory states that it is also possible to identify these criminals by physical characteristics such as jaw structure. It also tells how hormones seem to be major causes of people making the decision that they make and how they tested prisoners and found that a great amount of people in prisons had higher hormone levels. One crime trend that is noticeable is the crime trend among certain classes of Americans. It relates to the Social Conflict Theory because it tells
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