Two Theories of Crime Causation: Behavioral Theory and Social Control Theory Society has much at stake when it comes to understanding the causes of crime. An accurate assessment of crime in this respect is critical in knowing what measures a society must take to reduce and/or eliminate crime. Accordingly, the following discussion examines two theories of crime causation: behavioral theory and social control theory. Behavioral Theory and Social Control Theory The following section of the current study provides a brief description of behavioral theory and social control theory. Based on findings, explanation is provided concerning why people and offenders behave the way they do. Discussion is also presented concerning why people commit...The end:
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