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CRIM 4700 Test 3 Luckey - CRIM 4700 TEST 2 LUCKEY Chapter 7...

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CRIM 4700 TEST 2 LUCKEY October 30, 2007 Chapter 7 Strain Theories Strain theory says that people commit crimes under certain circumstances, without which, they might not have committed those crimes. For example, if you spend all your money at the bar and can’t pay rent, then you might be more likely to steal from someone out of desparation. Strain Theory says that people get frustrated in their desires or are experiencing extreme stress, they will be more likely to commit crime. Deterrence theory says that people would commit crime if we didn’t restrain them. We need to have the fear of punishment. Deterrence theory says that people are naturally inclined to commit crime, the fear of punishment keeps us from doing so. Strain theory says that crime is not a natural inclination for people. Some outside force has pushed them to the limit and forced them to commit crime. Most of us/all of us are law-abiding citizens.
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