Criminal Behavior

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Criminal Behavior
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Criminal Behavior
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  1. Violating criminal code; intentional
    Criminal behavior
  2. Classical theory
    • Free will
    • Decision to violate law is a choice
  3. Positivist theory
    • Determinism
    • Biopsychosocial influences
  4. Three Perspectives on Human Nature
    • Conformity
    • Nonconformity
    • Learning
  5. Humans are basically good and want to live up to their potential, influenced by society’s attitudes and values.
    Conformity
  6. Humans are undisciplined, kept in place only by laws.
    Nonconformist
  7. Humans are neutral; behavior is learned from environment.
    Learning
  8. Risk factors lead to criminal behavior
    Developmental perspective
  9. Behavior not against criminal code but forbidden to juveniles due to age.
    Status offenses
  10. Basic ingredient in violent crime
    Aggression
  11. Intense/disorganizing anger in response to anger-inducing conditions.
    Hostile aggression
  12. Desire for some object/status possessed by another.
    Instrumental aggression
  13. Humans are susceptible to aggressive energy from birth.
    Psychodynamic theory
  14. Inherited instinct to defend territory that ensures food, water, space, reproduction.
    Etiological
  15. Evolution of behavior--> natural selection/survival of the fittest.
    Environmental
  16. When goals are blocked, ppl get aggressive.
    Frustration-Aggression
  17. Excitation transfer theory
    physiological arousal dissipates over time.
  18. individual cannot aggress against source of provocation but able to be aggressive toward an innocent target.
    Displaced aggression theory
  19. Tendency to interpret ambiguous actions as hostile and threatening.
    Hostile Attribution Bias
  20. obvious direct confrontation, bullying, anger, decrease w/ age
    Overt aggression
  21. Sly, underhanded, increases w/ age, rumors & fraud, less emotion, reliance on cognitive capabilities.
    Covert
  22. Hostile act displayed in response to threat
    Reactive aggression
  23. Less emotional, Bullying, domination, teasing, name-calling
    Proactive

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