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Theories of Crime

A criminal is defined as someone who acts in a behaviour that is unsuitable for society. Most people
have committed a crime at some point in their lives; however the defining difference tends to be
whether people have been caught. A social construct is something that has…

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Bowlby compared 44 juvenile thieves to a matched group of non delinquents who had been referred
to a child guidance clinic. He found 39% of juvenile thieves had experienced a separation of their
primary care giver, where as only 5% of the control group did. This supports the theory that…


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