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Theories on Crime Comparison Angelika L. Arnold AJS/542 May 20, 2013 Marcela Morales

Theories on Crime Comparison For several years, theorists have come to the conclusion that people commit crimes for several different reasons. Some say that criminals are born; some say that it is because of self gratification and the need to be rewarded. Theorists believe that there is a psychological, biological, and sociobiological theory that will explain the genuine thought, behavior, and action of the common criminal. This paper will contain information regarding the relationship between personality and criminal behavior; the key elements of the psychological theory, and the philosophical basis of each theory. Key Elements of the Psychological Theory Psychological theory focuses on the involvement among personality, the learned behavior, and criminal behavior. The question is raised concerning the actual criminal behavior that an individual displays and why these people commit crimes. Although theorist believe that what they believe is true there could be many different aspects that develop the makeup of a criminal. By looking back into the criminal behavior of some serial killers and habitual criminals people have often asked why they do what they do; what clicked in their minds that made them commit such heinous crimes? Research, extensive studies have been conducted to determine exactly what switched was turned on to cause these individuals to do the things that they do. While researching the life of the mad man who people know as Charles…...

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