Turning to crime: Upbringing: Learning from others: Sutherland

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Year of theory?
1939
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What did Sutherland believe/ conclude?
Criminal behaviour is learned, especially through social groups
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What did Sutherland believe about associations?
The more associations a person has with attitudes favourable to criminal activity in proportion to attributes unfavourable to criminal activity, the more likely they are to commit crimes
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What were the two factors that Sutherland believed were involved in making someone turn to crime?
1: Learned attitudes 2: Imitation of specific acts
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What was Sutherland's general argument?
If a child's upbringing is being surrounded by positive attributions to crime then they will not see it as bad behaviour and are therefore more likely to commit criminal activities themselves
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