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  1. Introduction
  2. Theories related to crime causation
  3. Violent adult offenders
  4. A theory of crime
  5. Conclusion

There are theories that can vary greatly when it is related to crime causation. There are many different insights to the cause of crime. Many people have their own belief to why someone does what they do because they expect it is part of their human characteristics. Crime causation is commonly associated for a person who has had an abnormal upbringing or even was poor. Nevertheless, any childhood experiences that an individual faced while growing up can have a negative impact towards criminal acts. There have been many fail attempts to identify the variety of criminal behavior that exists. Due to many fail attempts, ?criminologists would debate the wisdom of this analysis because it does not give any direction for crime prevention efforts? (Rawlins, 2005). This is when theories come into effort that may describe individuals behaviors related to crime causation. The theories in my opinion that are mainly important to crime causation are: biological, psychoanalytical, differential association theory, rational choice theory, and labeling theory.

These theories can be defined as; biological theory is a based theory which focuses on the causes of crime through an individual physical body, inherited genes, evolutionary factors, brain structures, or even hormones. These characteristics mainly explain the influence it has on an individual involvement in criminal behavior. The psychoanalytical theory was a ?conceptual system developed by Freud and his followers in which unconscious motivation are considered to shape normal and abnormal personality development and behavior? (Psychoanalytical Theory, 2012). The rational choice theory uses a consumption that individual will always make prudent and logical decisions that may or may not provide them with the greatest benefits or satisfaction their self-interest.

[...] Violent adult offenders are based on individual's motivation. The rational choice theory explains this best when it comes to violent adult offenders. When it comes to adult offenders in some situations these adult offenders may have faced criminal activity in the pasted as young adults that was subject as them being a juvenile then their behavior just carry out through their adulthood in which the labeling theory determines the distinction of the adult offender deviant behavior. A big part that plays a role for an adult offender is economics. [...]


[...] A Review of crime-Causation Theory and Its Application. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.discover/ 10.2307 /1147452?uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid =4&uid=21101474525907 Psychoanalytical Theory. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.reference.md/files/do11/md011574.html Rawlins, L. (2005). Theories of Crime Causation. Retrieved from http://www.vonfrederick.com/ . /theories%20of%20crime%20causation.pdf Sutherland, E., Cressey, D. (2006). Differential Association Theory. [...]

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