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1. CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IS LEARNED IS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR INHERITED? ARE THERE BIOLOGICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS FOR CRIME? IS CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR LEARNED IN THE SAME WAY THAT ANY OTHER BEHAVIORS ARE LEARNED? 2. Criminal behavior is learned in interaction with others in a process of communication THE PROCESS: SYMBOLIC INTERACTION INDIVIDUALS EXCHANGE MEANING AND SYMBOLS AND INCORPORATE THESE INTO THE CONCEPTION OF THEMSELVES (GESTURES AND VERBAL INTERACTIONS) 3 . THE PRINCIPAL PART OF THE LEARNING OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR OCCURS WITHIN INTIMATE PERSONAL GROUPS HOW IMPORTANT ARE INTIMATE PERSONAL GROUPS? CAN CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR BE LEARNED FROM OTHER GROUPS? 4. WHEN CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IS LEARNED, THE LEARNING INCLUDES (A) TECHNIQUES OF COMMITTING THE CRIME, WHICH ARE SOMETIMES VERY COMPLICATED, SOMETIMES VERY SIMPLE, AND (B) THE SPECIFIC DIRECTION OF MOTIVES, DRIVES, RATIONALIZATIONS, AND ATTITUDES WHAT ARE SOME TECHNIQUES OF COMMITTING CRIME? COMPLICATED AND SIMPLE? WHAT IS MEANT BY…..DIRECTION OF MOTIVES, DRIVES, RATIONALIZATIONS, AND ATTITUDES? 5. THE SPECIFIC DIRECTION OF MOTIVES AND DRIVES IS LEARN FROM DEFINITIONS OF THE LEGAL CODES AS FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE What are some examples of favorable and unfavorable definitions? EXAMPLES OF FAVORABLE AND UNFAVORABLE DEFINITIONS OF CRIME How morally wrong is tax cheating? How morally wrong is marijuana smoking? What is your attitude toward shoplifting? Can deviant behavior be learned from law abiding people? Can law-abiding definitions be learned from those who violate the law? 6. A person becomes delinquent because of an excess of definitions favorable to violation of law over definitions unfavorable to violation of law Those who commit criminal behavior do so because they are in contact with the type of criminal behavior and or isolated from non-criminal behavior ? 7. Differential associations may vary in frequency, duration, priority, and intensity FREQUENCY: MORE FREQUENT OR LESS FREQUENT DURATION: FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME PRIORITY: IF INDIVIDUALS ARE EXPOSED TO BEHAVIOR FIRST Do behaviors learned early in life persist for a long time?
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INTENSITY: DEFINITIONS ARE MORE INTENSE WHEN EMOTIONAL ATTACHED TO THE PERSON 8. The process of learning criminal behavior by association with criminal and anti- criminal patterns involves all of the mechanisms that are involved in any other learning. The same theory that explains criminal behavior explains anti-criminal behavior? 9. Although criminal behavior is an expression of general needs and values, it is not explained by those general needs and values, because noncriminal behavior is an expression of the same needs and values. What needs and values explain both criminal and noncriminal behavior?
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