What Are The Three Theories Of Crime
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 theory, bio-social expectations, and the theory of self-control by Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi. The first theory to be discussed is Cohen and Felson’s Routine Activities Theory. This theory suggests that crime occurs because three elements are present in time and space. The first element necessary is: a motivated offender, a suitable target, and the absence of a capable guardian.