One of the primary questions asked about criminal behavior is: What are the causes? The next two lectures will discuss different theories to explain criminal behavior and deviance. In this lecture, we will explore the classical, biological, psychobiological, psychological, and sociological theories. How you think about the causes of criminal behavior will influence how you treat it.Lesson Objectives
When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:
As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
How do you believe the media shapes society’s view of crime causation?