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    generated many theories to describe the reasoning of committing…

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    “Make a rational choice,” how many times have you used this phrase or heard other people use it? Numerous times right? Whenever we are receiving or giving advice, we try to focus on the rationale. So what is a rational choice? According to a traditional model of rational choice theory, a choice is considered rational if it is expected to maximize utility. Usually, any choice that tends to increase the level of satisfaction is considered to be rational. To have a better understanding of the…

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    We live in a world where theories provide convincing rationalizations to why individuals commit numerous crimes. Many theories have been developed to clarify such criminal behavior. A theory is able to explain crime at different levels of capacity amongst various groups. Some might argue that individual characteristics such as poverty, opportunism, and a tendency for violence were the primary factors contributing to the criminal underworld. The actuality of criminals and their behavior poses…

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    Midterm Exam When looking at the various principles of choice related theories, the textbook written by Larry Siegel and Brandon Welsh, the Rational Choice Theory is defined as a utilitarian belief that man is a reasoning actor who weighs means and ends, costs and benefits, and makes a rational choice. Theories under this concept are, personal problems, financial needs or rewards, parental controls and supervision, revenge, deterrence, and vengeance, and lastly creating scripts. When trying to…

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    Drug Smuggling Theory

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    wants to benefit from the crime he/she is about to commit. In rational choice theory it states just that. It states that the offenders are rational people who think about their crime before committing them, they think of the benefits it will bring such as money along with the costs, such as the possibility of getting arrested (Robb, 2017). Through this theory one can apply it to the crime of drug smuggling, for it involves a rational offender who knows what he/she is doing and still decides to…

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    five weeks we have learned about many different theories. These theories were either sociological, biological, or psychological. Personally, I do not believe that any one theory can most effectively explain crime as each theory can explain to an extent what was an individual's intent. However, if I had to pinpoint one theory in particular that I thought contributed the most to crime I would pick the rational choice theory. The rational choice theory believes that all individuals freely choose to…

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    As the Rational Choice Theory was developed in the eighteenth century as an Italian man by the name of Cesare Beccaria created rational classical criminology. As a philosopher, he assessed the social thoughts of people and came to the conclusion that they were ultimately “egotistical and self centered” and that the main determining factor to avoid crime results from a fear of punishment (Siegal, 103.) The Rational Choice Theory is based on the assumption that decisions with criminal intent are…

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    Assumptions of Rational Choice Theory on Crime and Deterrence Understanding criminology is centered on a number of factors among them the supporting theories and their application on crime and deterrence. In the modern day, there exist several crimes which have major impacts, and with the inception of technology and innovation, crime analysts and lawmakers are tasked with identifying not only the cause of the crime but also the punishment to an individual for their actions. Criminology theorists…

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    As an institution, the theory became far more formalised and mature as a stand-alone criminology theory by the 1980s. The concept of criminal investigative analysis relying on collected crime statistics had become a dominant approach of investigation by the FBI. Study of criminals' behaviors, personalities and physical…

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    risk and it will describe how one is identified. In the essay three risks from within the home will be examined and there will be a discussion as to how frequently these risks occur. Penultimately, this essay will present influential criminological theories to help explain the phenomenon of crime. Finally, it will suggest useful means of crime prevention before concluding that suitable methods of prevention can in fact reduce the likelihood of certain victimisation. Within the field of…

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