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Running head: BIOLOGICAL CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR 1 Biological Criminal Behaviour Susan Buchanan University of Phoenix
Biological Criminal Behavior 2 Biological Criminal Behavior The Rational Choice Theory was an evolution of the Classic Theory in the late 1800's that was the belief that humans base their decisions and choices on thinking out a potential crime, before committing it, decide that the result is worth the risk and follow through with the crime. One of the most important concepts of this theory is that is put forward the thinking that most people are inherently good and make the right decision, but the individuals that make the bad decisions/choices are "evil or possessed". The community would punish these "bad, evil" people with humiliation, debasing and death. The Differential Trait Theory explains that certain, sometimes inherited, stable character traits determine an individuals predisposition to crime. This theory states that two individuals that share the same DNA, can also have different strands of DNA that can inherently cause criminality, a totally different personality trait than the blood relative. An example could be something as simple as lying or as complicated as mental health issues. The Learning Theory is a causation of crime by physically learning how to commit crimes through your physical surrounding such as family, neighborhood, friends/gang affiliation, and circumstances just as you would learn how to read, write or ride a bike, you are taught.

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