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Jeffrey Wherry CRJ 155 March 30, 2007 CRJ 155 Midterm 1. Psuedomaturity- fake or false sense of maturity 2. Covert Pathway- a pathway that includes minor covert acts, such as lying, followed by property damage and moderately serious delinquency, then by serious delinquency. 3. Choice Theory- individuals commit crime because they make a rational choice to do so by weighing the risks and benefits. 4. Nurture theory- the nurture theory is that in order for a child to be well rounded and be a good kid they need to be nurtured by parental figures when they are growing up. 5. Classical Criminology- the classical school of thought controlled the judicial policy for juveniles in the U.S. until the late 1800s. The classical school believed that behavior is rational and a product of free will; juveniles choose to commit delinquent acts. 6. General Theory of Deterrence- General Deterrence discourages would-be delinquents from committing delinquent acts because of the threat of punishment. This occurs when would be delinquent choose not to commit a certain act because of fear of the sanction that may be imposed. 7. Criminal atavism- Atavism is defined as a reversion to a primitive type. In the means of criminal atavism it means that there are certain physical features that determine if one is a criminal or not. Lombroso’s atavism theory stated that criminals had physical
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course CRJ 155 taught by Professor Stout during the Spring '07 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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CRJ 155 midterm - Jeffrey Wherry CRJ 155 CRJ 155 Midterm 1...

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