Application: Social and Environmental Explanations of Crime
Criminological research has uncovered an almost endless supply of factors known to be associated with criminal involvement—the majority of them being social and environmental factors.
For this Assignment, consider social and environmental theories for crime. Next, examine potential consequences of limiting crime explanations. Finally, consider other factors that might explain crime.
The Assignment (2 pages)
Explain how social and environmental theories have provided a foundation for explaining criminal behavior.
Explain possible consequences of limiting explanations of crime to social and environmental factors.
Describe other factors that might be beneficial in explaining crime and explain why.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. Provide a reference list for all resources, including any you used from the Learning Resources for this course.
Social and Environmental Explanation of Crime Name Institution Social and Environmental Explanation of Crime The last thirty years has witnessed an emergence of numerous theories that are meant to explain and understand criminal behavior in the society. While some of these theories are not currently in use, most of them have metamorphosed and are used in numerous criminal studies in the modern society (Haynie, & Osgood, 2005). Today’s criminologists combine aspects that have been drawn from various disciplines as a way to advance their comprehension on criminal behavior. In most cases, the discussion on criminal behavior centres on social and environmental factors with the social learning theory and the social structure t