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Criminology Theories

In a society that is not perfect it would be very awkward to find only perfect people. There are always your good and your bads. No matter how much we try evil is always going to exist and nothing is going to change that. We can not make a society that will be greeted happily by everyone because there will always be those one of two who do not like it and will want to go against it. The reasons why one might turn bad is a complicated issue. One might just have the urge to do something that society considers to be bad so that they could show their rebellious side or others might just want to do it because of their status in society. Everyone has their own reasons and many researchers have been trying to explain why such epidemics of evil are still around. These researchers have come from different aspects of studies. Some place the reasons for crimes on biological, others on sociological and psychological. All in all, they all have different reasons into why people commit crimes.


The first criminology theory we are presented with is the theory of choice. It states that people decide whether to commit a crime or not by personal choice. They first have to weigh out their options. They take into considerations the risk that will be involved and their personal desires. If their personal desires and needs outweigh the risk factors then they will probably decide to do the crime. On the other hand, if the crime is too risky and they do not necessarily need to fulfill their desires then they will most probably decide not to commit the crime. Others might just decide to commit a crime because it would require less effort. Basically, crimes are ...

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