Different sociologists have presented different theories and concepts to explain what drives a person to commit a crime, and research and statistics give us an idea of the type of crimes committed and the places that they’re most likely to occur. However, these statistics can prove to be misleading as not all crime is reported to or recorded by the police. This can be referred to as the ‘hidden figure’, and it differentiates between the official crime rate and the real rate. Despite this, they do prove to be worthwhile in the fact that they display trends and patterns of crime. Sociologists use three different methods to measure crime; each method provides us with particular information and as in all systems of data collecting, there are strengths and weaknesses to the method.
This is because biology only counts as one section as to why people turn to crime. There are many other approaches such as someone’s upbringing about cognition that will determine if someone turns to crime. It is not just biology. Another reason why the biological approach does provide an explanation of criminal behaviour is because it is why the person is born with. If the person did not count upbringing and cognition, it would be up to someone’s biology, as to whether they committed crime.
There is a large profit that can result from drug trafficking, which could be one of the reasons behind the crime not always being viewed under a zero tolerance policy. The global crimes that have become some of the largest issues previously mentioned always make the implication that some sort of organized crime has occurred or is occurring. A problem that arises when organized crimes occur is that there are often “crooked” police officers who handle the law unfairly among certain suspects or criminals. Another issue in drug trafficking is that sometimes, groups of organized crimes all link to a business or business people. One other issue for drug and human trafficking crimes is border security and safety.
Biological Criminal Behavior Taylor Strong CJS/231 August 31, 2015 Jacqueline Waltman Biological Criminal Behavior Whenever it comes to criminals committing crimes that people would not even bother to do, there is always something behind that reason. The reason would be the mindset that someone has emplaced inside their head that is not like the ordinary person. People believe that violent behavior that results in horrible crimes is a cause from something biological. Once the research was possible, scientists began the study of the minds of violent criminals and comparing them to the minds of ordinary people. According to "Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological" (2013),”Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a
There are numerous factors of crime that lead someone to commit a crime. Sometimes, some people commit a crime with thinking about what are they going to do before they get to move. They review the risks, consequences, pros and cons of that criminal act before committing it. These crimes are generally called “planned crimes”. Sometimes, crime happens suddenly because criminals don’t think before they act and this kind of crimes are usually called “unplanned crimes”.
This then lead for official statistics and the law enforcement to show a bias towards working class boys. This research shows how deviance only exists because people have decided to attach a label, thus the labelling theory is useful in explain how a deviant and criminal behaviour is classed as this. However, it fails to explain why some people certain crime and deviance in the first place before they are labelled. Also, as said in Item a ‘’deviant individuals are labelled when their actions are discovered and provoke reactions from society. However, this reaction will take differing forms, depending on how the nature of the action is perceived.’’ But as well as this, labelling theorists look at the effects and reaction it causes the individual to take.
Biological Criminal Behavior Ruben Pena Criminology CJA/314 April 19, 2013 This world is full of people who have made some negative decisions in their lifetime. Although committing a violent crime is most likely not justifiable, not all crimes committed are under an individual’s normal state of mind. The courts face many tough decisions of determining whether a person is guilty or has a psychopathic issue that subjects him or her to not know the severity of what the person has done. A psychopathic individual can perform in another behavior other than what they normally are known for. It may be also determined that the person’s actions could be genetic.
Criminal Acts and Choice Theories Response Beth D. Komish CJS/200 April 6, 2012 Monty Mathis Criminal Acts and Choice Theories Response Depending on where you grew up and how your parents brought you up, you could start hanging out with the wrong people and they could get you in to a lot of trouble. I believe that crime just does not happen I believe this is in the genes somehow or maybe there is too much violence on television. There are so many different types of crimes, robberies, rape, killing each other and drive-by-shootings and so many to name. The choice theories of crime affect society by, the entertainment industry and the media, the rap singers are singing about different way to rob, kill, sell and do drugs to kids that
Personal Perception of Organized Crime The perception of organized crime is different for many individuals. This could be because what is watched on television, or media portrayal of organized crime that has taken place in the past. The writer will analyze their perceived perception of organized crime, and compare to the definitions that were discussed within the reading. Characteristics that may be associated with organized criminal behavior will too be discussed. Personal Definition of Organized Crime Organized crime consists of a group of individual’s that involve him or herself in criminal behavior.
The death penalty is legal in certain States to punish those criminals who have committed a premeditated heinous crime. Capital punishment, another name for the death penalty, can be performed by utilizing the electric chair or lethal injection. Debates about the death penalty continue across America because people philosophically disagree with this type of punishment and whether it causes unnecessary pain. Capital Punishment acts as a significant deterrent to crime because it instills fear into people prior to the potential crime. There are also significant costs to society to cover the expenses associated with lifetime imprisonment.