Theories of Crime Causation

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Theories of Crime Causation American Intercontinental University March 10, 2012 The purpose of this paper it to explain three different theories, out of those I chose social control theory, strain theory, and labeling theory and the programs that are suited to these theories. Social Control Theory In choosing social control theory, I thought that Weed and seed programs demonstrated that best. The Weed and seed program was designed to reduce crime, and improve communities through weeding out the criminals, and taking them from the neighborhood, and building up the community with positives, for example new housing communities, and trying to get the unemployment rates down. This also helps in improving a community. Law enforcement also helps and acts in the Weed and seed programs. How does this related to the social control theory? By taking out of the community or lessening the high crime in the environment helps to change the social standing of the surrounding people. In other words if you change the social surroundings for the better then, I think that the negatives. For instance if there are more employed people in the neighborhood the need for crime should go down, because then people have the means to make a living, and this sets a good example for the children in the communities that see people work hard to have a livelihood. Social control theory is when the norm in one’s household is not the norm for the rest of the community. Social control teaches what the norm is by the right social interaction with the right influencing people. (Barbra D. Warner, 2010) (Justice Research and Statistics Association, 1998-2012) Labeling Theory In choosing the labeling theory, prison rehabilitation I thought most related to one another. The labeling theory is a type of stereotyping for example, once a cheat always a cheat. These terms are negative, and insinuate that
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