Disadvantages Of Criminology

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In the study of Criminology, we try to come up a with various theories on how and why people become criminals. Sometimes, we would use the person criminality to help come up with these theories.Although, the term criminality is used often in criminology to refer to actual criminal characteristics of a person, we use the term to refer to the extent to which a person’s appearance triggers stereotypes about criminals. Also, we look at all of the sociological advantages or disadvantages that a person may or may not have. Dating back to about 300 or more years ago, criminologist were starting to come up with theories to help explain why people would turn out this way. Theories such as, Biological, Sociological, Anthropological, and Psychological …show more content…
Conflict theorist take on criminology is that the capitalist government creates a competition-type environment for money and goods that help facilitate crime. The original Conflict Theorist, Karl Marx, describes this phenomena as “Survival of the Fittest”. In the society we live in, someone always has a “leg-up” on the next man and this would lead to a proverbial fight for material things or a literal one. Marxist see capitalism as a fight between social classes. This relates to crime because people are so wrapped up in having material things and monetary gain, they would try to obtain it by any …show more content…
But, it’s the opposite of a ‘waste of time”, graduating from high school or not graduating can make the biggest difference in your life. Out of the males who were jailed in 2006-2007 between the ages of 16-24, high school dropouts were the most likely to go to jail out of every group enlisted. 1 in every 4 black male highschool dropouts will be institulionalized or incarcerated in their lifetime, aso opposed to all other races having a small 1 in 14 chance of going through the same thing. Not only can not finishing high school make you an offender, but it can also make you a victim. As I previoulsy stated, single parent homes headed by females are more likely to be targeted, not finishing high school can make that a reality. According to a NY Times article, females are more likely to become single mothers compared to those who have finished high school. And the most obvious problem that you’re faaced with not completinng hgh school is that you are more likely too become poverty-stricken, leaving yourdself in dangerous and compromising sitautions on the day to day

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