Sutherland

G543 Turning to crime 

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  • Sutherland - Theory of Differential Association
    • 1. Criminal Behavior is learned
  • 2. It is learned in interaction with other persons
    • Sutherland - Theory of Differential Association
      • 1. Criminal Behavior is learned
  • 3. The learning occurs in intimate personal groups
    • 4. The learning also includes techniques of committing crime
      • 5. The specific direction of motives is learned from definitions of legal codes as favorable or not favorable
        • 6. A person becomes delinquent because of a excess of definitions favourable to violation of law
          • 7. differential associations vary in frequency, duration, priority and intensity
            • 8.It involves all mechanisms that are involved in any other learning
              • Individual differences
              • Neglects those who act alone
              • Theory is unproven
              • Outdated - does not include media influences
              • Bandura - SLT
              • Low in temporal validity
              • Low in  Validity
              • Low in Reliability
              • Based on assumptions

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