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Victimization Theory | Summarize the theory of victimization, describing its meaning and core concepts as it relates to the nature of crime. | Identify subcategories of the theory and describe each. | Apply the theory to one (1) real life example or scenario. Briefly explain why the theory applies to the example you identified. |
Rational Choice Theory (This theory is completed for you as an example of how to complete the remaining theories) | According to this theory, crime is a matter of personal choice and the criminal makes a rational decision to commit the crime. This view is that If a person is motivated, considers the choices, and they believe crime will benefit them without ...view middle of the document...

His motivation for the benefit of committing these crimes over a decade was stronger than fear of getting punished. |
Biosocial Theory | This Theory consists of criminals choosing crime because of their environmental exposer “People choose Crime because of a preexisting physical condition” (Siegel & Worrall, 2013, p.45) | | An Example of this theory is Boston Marathon Bombing, On April 15, 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnev set off three self-made pressure cooker bombs at the Boston marathon that killed 3 and injured more than 260 others. The two then lead law enforcement on an intense four day man hunt which lead to a shootout between police and Dzhokhar’s older brother Tamerlen leaving him badly wounded and eventually dying from loss of blood and Dzhokhar was found shortly after hiding severely injured in a boat in Watertown. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested and plead Not Guilty to 30 federal charges but after a long trail was later convicted and received the death penalty. This relates to the Biosocial theory because of his home environment and following in the footsteps of his older brother lead him to the crimes he committed. |
Psychological Theory | According to this theory a person commits a crime because of early developmental issues and “Crime is a manifestation of feelings and oppression and of an individual’s inability to develop the proper psychological defenses and rationales to keep to keep these feelings under control” (Seigel & Worrall, 2013, p 46 ) | One subcategories example for this is the Psychodamymanic Theory “ The most deeply disturbed are referred to as psychotics, who cannot restrain their implosive behavior” (Seigel & Worrall, 2013, p 46) | An example this theory is the Auroa theater shooting. In July of 2012 James Holmes entered a movie theater during the midnight showing of the Batman film Dark Knight Rises and fired multiple rounds of ammunition killing 12 including 6 year old Veronica Moser-Sullivan and wounding 70 others. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, Court-appointed psychiatrist William Reid, who made the comments during questioning by a prosecutor in a capital case now in its sixth week, said Holmes also indicated he was sorry when he learned a young girl was among the dead. (Coffman, 2015).James homes fits this catergory becasuse before the 2012 shooting Holmes had undergone nuemouse psych evaluations and suffered from mental illenes making him a danger to society. James Homles Is currently on trial for the 2012 shooting |
Social Structure Theory | A person’s position in the social structure controls his or her behavior. (Siegel & Worrall, 2013, p.48) meaning people who commit these crimes are a products of their own environmental status | A subcategory to this crime is “Strain Theory” according to this many people require thing’s that they are unable to provide for themselves so resort to violent acts of crime to satisfy the need. | Jamyra...

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