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  1. Within criminology, it is quite significant to examine the reasons as to why individuals commit crime, in the continuing debate with regard to how to prevent as well as handle crime
  2. According to the rational choice theory, it is due to the fact that individuals want to, that they commit crime. People live a criminal life out of the own choice
  3. According to the social disorganized theory, the physical as well as the social surroundings of a person primarily determine the decisions and actions of such a person
  4. Biology, evolution as well as evolution - mental illness, poor diet, chemistry, bad brain or evolutionary rewards to violent criminal behavior could lead to crime
  5. The strain theory - many people possess aspirations that are alike, however, all of them do not have the same abilities as well as opportunities
  6. According to the labeling theory, someone makes the decision that a person is a criminal
  7. Currently, there are too many explanations cloaked as reasons for crime

Within criminology, it is quite significant to examine the reasons as to why individuals commit crime, in the continuing debate with regard to how to prevent as well as handle crime. There have been different theories emerging over the previous thirty years. Such theories are under exploration while combined or even individually as a best solution for reduction of types as well as crime levels continues to be searched for by criminologists.

[...] According to the labeling theory, someone makes the decision that a person is a criminal. Individuals in power make decisions on what actions are criminal. Therefore, the act that one is labeled a criminal happens to be what makes this person a criminal. Upon being labeled a criminal, a person's opportunities are taken away by the society, something that could eventually result to additional criminal behavior (Steven, 2015). Currently, there are too many explanations cloaked as reasons for crime. These assertions' misguided nature has impacts strategies for crime control seriously. [...]


[...] More theories are needed handle criminality. References Aldunate. (2015). Why Do People Commit Crime? . Retrieved from dpcdsb.org: http://dpcdsb.org/NR/rdonlyres/8B86F17D-99F7-4AE7-888E- 400D70906564/58335/34_Why_Do_People_Commit_Crime1.pdf Steven, B. (2015). Important Theories in Criminology: Why People Commit Crime. [...]

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