“Criminological Theory and Practical Reflection”
Recall what you learned about criminological theories and behavior this week and respond to the following items in your post:
- Identify two criminological theories from your textbook that you find most applicable for reasons why people commit crime today. Explain your reasoning.
- Consider the following two questions: As a society, should we discontinue programs that promote rehabilitation for prisoners and instead use those funds for other efforts, such as “fighting crime”? Or, should we continue these programs and decrease funding for the “war on drugs”? Which sentence do you agree with? Explain your reasoning.
Chapters 5 and 6
Textbook: Hagan, Frank E., Daigle, Leah E. (2020). Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior (10th ed.).
Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.