Classical Theory – Another Psychological Motivation for Crime Crime is caused by individuals free will. It is a choice people consciously make. Punishment must be swift and certain to stop the behavior.
Classical Theory and Types of Crimes Theft / Burglary / Assaults? Juvenile Crime? Domestic Violence? DUI offenses Drug offensives Prostitution / Panhandling?
Classical Theory Believes that ONLY punishment deters crime Crime is only deterred IF punishment is more painful and swifter than any potential reward or pleasure that was expected.
Two Types of Crimes in Classical Theory Instrumental Crimes Murder, Burglary, Fraud PLANNING and financial rewards seen Expressive Crimes Murder, Rape, DUI, Drugs Where pleasure is the primary goal Which should receive a harsher punishment?
Biological Reasons for Crime “Criminal genes” cause deviant behavior??? Chromosome Theory – XYY Syndrome Environmental contaminants influence on body.
Biological Reasons for Crime Hormonal changes, nutrition and physical trauma reasons for crime.
Sociological Reasons for Crime The structure of society creates crime. Rich v. Poor Higher crime where rich / poor mix. Laws created to protect rich from poor. Michael Milken v. Vernon Webster