Development of Criminal Behavior

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Development of Criminal Behavior

Some researchers and theorists believe that an interaction of both psychological factors (e.g., biology, personality, and cognitive) and sociological factors can explain criminal behavior. Which psychological and sociological factors do you believe have the most influence on the development of criminal behavior, and why? Do you believe that psychological factors or sociological factors have more of an influence over behavior, or is it a combination of the two? Please be sure to provide an example of a criminal case to support your discussion.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Be sure to include what psychological and sociological factors you feel have the most influence on behavior, and whether you agree with your peer’s views.

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Causes of Criminal Behavior

Chapter 1 discusses several theoretical perspectives on and explanations for crime causation. After reviewing the various theories and theoretical perspectives, discuss your personal view regarding what causes criminal behavior. Which theory or theories do you feel are most accurate and why? Which are most inaccurate, and why? Be sure to explain whether you believe that one theory or a combination of theories best explains the causes of criminal behavior and why.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Share which theory or theories you feel are most accurate, and discuss why you agree or disagree with the theories your peers support.