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Comparing and Applying Theories of Criminology

the heart of the notion that constructivism is a more applicable approach to understanding the function of deviance and relating t...

Criminology Theory Glossary

go unexplained based on ordinary criminological theory. Trait theory provides new explanations for odd behavior. At the same time,...

Marxist Criminology - An Overview

first understand where it differs from traditional schools of criminology, as the Marxist view is typically regarded as being a fo...

Criminology Theories, Biosocial and Classical

biological approaches to criminology, which take "into account the interplay of biological and socio-environmental factors," which...

Theories in Criminology

the author notes that labelists do not generally support such simplistic notions (Goode, 1994). In other words, one label does not...

Operant Conditioning, B.F. Skinner, and Criminal Behavior

pigeons to coin the now infamous term "operant conditioning" to describe the phenomenon of learning occurring in response to an or...

Social Organization and the Self Control Criminology Theory of Michael Gottredson and Travis Hirschi

interest of society as a whole, criminals have not. Gottredson and Hirschi attribute this failure to inadequate or improper child...

Differential Association Theory and Crime

the subject. When approximations become regular, the psychologist the changes the expectations, and redirects the subject to an e...

Deviance Theories and Organized Crime

In six pages this paper applies criminology and deviance theories to Gambino 'family' organized crime group. Six sources are cite...

Old Criminology Theory of Thought

In his book The Division of Labor in Society, Durkheim proposed two concepts. First, that societies evolved from a simple, nonspec...

Peter Maas' Story of Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano, Underboss

points and major events that are outlined by Maas as a central part of their own paper. In 1992, Gravano was the highest ranking ...

Labeling Theory and Columbine

noted that they had previously made a video, for their class, wherein they killed "a jock on school grounds" (Bramwell, 2004). Thi...

Crime, Criminology Theory, and Delinquency

of behavior upon individual members of the group" (Bursik & Grasmick, 1995, p. 110). Thomas and Znaniecki also included the term ...

The Feminist Movement and Criminology

Liberal feminism is characterized by operating with existing social structures to accomplish its goal or illuminating womens probl...

Literature Review for Use in a Project on Leadership in Kuwait

or values. It is by understanding leadership and its influences that the way leadership may be encouraged and developed in the con...

Sports Training and Expectancy Theory

forthcoming if s/he performs as the manager expects (Expectancy Theory, n.d.). "Vroom suggests that an employees beliefs ab...

Nursing Profession and the Applicability of Motivational Theories

In seven pages this paper examines how the motivation theories of Douglas McGregor, W. Edwards Deming, and Albert Bandura can be a...

Economists Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, and Adam Smith

laissez faire held sway. In short, Smiths thought was that if the market and economy were basically left alone, that theyd functio...

Humanism and Existentialism

whatever they become, defining their being through a projection of what they foresee of themselves in the future....

Research Methodologies in Elijah Anderson's Code of the Streets and Margerie DeVault's Feeding the Family

nurturing as caring work. DeVaults contention from the start is that feeding a family (which again, is primarily gendered work, as...

Criminal Justice II

ended at the boundaries of the Catholic church which was barely recognized by Anglicans. Not until the mid-18th century was...

An Overview of Sociobiological Criminology

tension between the need to maintain social order and the actions of some individuals which threaten that social order. This tensi...

Social Psychological Theory Current Event

This paper applies a social psychological theory to a current event. The paper demonstrates how the theory can be applied to a ver...

Conflict and Social Control Theories of Criminology

as criminality is at its root a subset of the totality of human behavior, and even after hundreds of years of dedicated research, ...

The Anomie Theory of Criminology

misguided ideas about what the discipline is all about. Many consider the science of criminology to be an outdated pseudo-science,...

Crime in the Newspapers: An Anomie-Oriented View

the crime being committed. First of all, the report indicates that the suspect was in his late 20s, had a beard, and wore a sloppi...

Delinquency Topics

to the ways in which individuals rationalize their behavior when their personal choices go against societal norms. Matza and his a...

Criminologist Sheldon Glueck and His Theory on Juvenile Delinquency:

in 1950 was named the first Roscoe Pound Professor of Law (Rubenser 183). In Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency, which was first pub...

Choice Theory from a Marxist Perspective

really not obvious in violent scenarios as it appears that everyone involved loses. The more obvious reasons that crime is committ...

The Concept of Global Stratification

fact, stratification is likely a significant catalyst in this attack against America. In respect to stratification, Farr (2003) e...