The Social Theory, Biological Factors, And Social Conflict Theory

1482 Words Nov 20th, 2016 6 Pages
There are many reasons that people become criminals, whether it is their choice or not is unknown. There are many different theories and philosophies on why people do what they do, but the most reasonable, and valid of them are the Social Learning Theory, Biological Factors, and the Social Conflict Theory; whereas Strains Theory, and The Social control theory, are not as relative to modern day criminals. These are the most realistic of all of the theories, because with even one of these thing you are more likely to commit at crime, let alone if you get a combination of them. The Social Learning Theory states that "we learn behaviors, which is then maintained or extinguished by the reward or punishment we associate it with."(CJ book) This is basically saying that we learn behaviors from others and chose to either keep those behaviors, and live the lives of the people around us, or go down with the punishments. The Biological Factors states that "the way each person thinks and feels-- and thus behaves-- are largely result of the brain structure and function." (CJ book) This theory states that people act the way they act because of the way their brain is wired, and their actions that they are doing are right to them, but wrong to society. The social conflict theory states "views that criminals behavior as the product of the conflict between the wealthy and powerful on the one hand, and the poor and powerless on the other."(CJ book) This basically means that the powerful…

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