Essay about The Theories Of Crime And The Criminal Life Style

880 Words Nov 27th, 2015 4 Pages
In the world today crime is a growing enterprise. But the start of this enterprise is unknown. Not only do we not know of its origin, we also do not know why people join into the enterprise. Why are so many people eluded to crime and the criminal life style? Was it just because someone saw an opportunity to harm another and they wanted to, so they decided to take? Is it based on biological or social upbringing? Or is it a lack of self-control one experiences when under pressure? Many theories over the past years have attempted to explain the reasons behind why individuals enter into a life of crime. Research has been done on these theories as well to see how they work when applied to real life. I am going to take three of the many theories of crime and see how these theories of crime compare to one another using the material from Criminological Theory class lecture notes, our book on Criminological Theory, and studies on the different theories. I will also be taking a look at their effectiveness based on research done by others in the years after the theories births, and come to a conclusion of the best theory to use and put into action into today’s society. The theories I have chosen are each from different periods of time in the study of criminological theories, one from the classical school era, a theory from the positive school era, and one from the contemporary school era. The theories chosen are Lawreance Cohen and Marcus Felson’s routine activities…

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