Sutherland

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  • Sutherland's theory of differential association
    • This is a sociological theory that has similarities to SLT
    • The theory emphasises the role of learned attitudes & mitigation of specific acts
    • Exposure to criminal norms leads to criminal behaviour
    • Links to criminal groups
      • The Hells Angels
      • The Richardsons
      • Kray Twins
      • The Mafia
    • Main Problem
      • It doesnt offer explanations for people who commit long crimes (e.g. serial killers) or crimes of passion and impulse

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