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An Analysis of the Theories of Criminal Motivation: The Free Will Theory, the Biological Theories, the Psychobiological Theories, the Sociological Theories, the Social-Psychological Theories and the Conflict Theory
Word Count: 663
Word Count: 663
CRIMINAL MOTIVATION Why did he do it One of the biggest questions asked in this country today What was going through his mind Sometimes a person does not even think about what they are doing before they do it and a crime is committed But what about the other people that do think about it Do they sit around and seriously think about what they are doing What makes them decide that the risk is worth taking and committing a crime There are many different interesting theories on why a criminal did what he did and I am going to try to explain a few Just what is a person thinking when they decide to become a criminal I would like to start by just giving the names of a few theories that I know of There are free will theories which are crimes that are committed because of someone exercising their free will Next there are biological theories theories which suggest that a person is criminal since the day that they are born due to their genes There are also psychobiological theories which say things like environment and physical trauma can make someone into a criminal Psychological theories suggest that crime is the result of a rotten mind or wrongful behavioral upbringing Also there are sociological theories which state that the structure of society create the crimes as well as social-psychological theories which state that crime is due to association with bad people and inadequate social roles And finally there is the conflict theory which says that regular social life needs conflict I am sure that there are many more theories but these are the most important The first and earliest theory on what makes a criminal came from the classical school They said that crime is caused by the individuals exercise of his or her own free will The best possible deterrents to crime with this theory were swift punishments that counter
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