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Sociological Theories
• Anomie Theory
• Cultural Transmission Theory
• Labeling Theory
Biological Theories Explaining Deviance
Lombroso
Sheldon
Owen
Lombroso
long arms, high foreheads, beady eyes
Sheldon
mesomorph, endomorph, and ectomorph
Owen
Chromosome Theory (XX Female, XY Male, XYY Criminal)
Two Basic Reasons for Trying to Control Crime
1. Criminal behavior is considered to be socially disruptive.
2. Criminal behavior is too dangerous to be trusted to socialization alone for adequate prohibition.
Three Categories of Crime
Street
Occupational
Corperation
Murder
The willful killing of one human being by another.
Aggravated Assault
The attack of one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe bodily harm.
Robbery
The taking of property from the possession of another trough force or threat of force.
Burglary
The unlawful entry of a structure for the purpose of committing a felony theft.
Larceny
• The taking of property from the constructive possession of another. (Ripping off Stores)
Auto Theft
• Stealing or attempting to steal an automobile.
Arson
• The burning or attempting to burn a building or any structure, with or without the intent to defraud.
Rape
• The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.
Occupational Crime
is a crime committed by a person(s) during the course of their occupation, for the personal benefit of the perpetrator.
White Collar Crime
Refers to crimes committed by a person of high social status, during the course of his/her occupation.
Blue Collar Crime
Refers to crime committed by a person of ordinary status during the course of his/her occupation.