Akers - 9:02:00 AM Akers Learning Crime Criminal behavior...

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25/10/2006 08:02:00 Akers: Learning Crime Criminal behavior is LEARNED Looks at Sutherland’s model  o Tries to identify limitations in Sutherland’s model Differential Associations Person acquires more definitions favorable to violation of  the law Criminal actions happen o Observed big black boxes in the theory Black box is some part of a phenomenon that a theory fails to  explain Theory doesn’t explain or describe process that produces  outcomes Social process occurs like a black box Two big black boxes 1) Differential associations and definitions doesn’t explain how or why associating with  certain ppl will lead to that person acquiring  definitions from them has to be some kind of process by which a person  learns definitions 2) Definitions and Crime definitions are ideas, crime is action
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course SOC 223 taught by Professor Mcconell during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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Akers - 9:02:00 AM Akers Learning Crime Criminal behavior...

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