Theoretical approaches to understanding criminal behaviour

Sahni, Sanjeev P. and Krishnakumar, Akshaya (2021) Theoretical approaches to understanding criminal behaviour. In: Criminal psychology and the criminal justice system in India and beyond. Springer, Singapore, pp. 31-49. ISBN 9789811645709

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Why do some people commit crimes? Since the early period, scholars have tried to answer this question by attributing criminal behaviour to various factors such as physical characteristics, heredity, socialization, and even supernatural elements. This chapter will look at theories that have evolved over time that seeks to understand criminal behaviour from various perspectives. Broadly, this chapter will approach to understand criminal behaviour from three popular perspectives—biological, psychological, and sociological. The focus will be to understand whether criminality is inherited; a result of individual experiences or influenced by societal factors, or whether it is a combination of all the three

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Theories of crime | Physical anomalies | Genetics and crime | Learning criminality | Criminal thinking | Anomie | Culture conflict | Self-fulfilling | Prophecy
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > Neuropsychology Psychology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 15:12
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2023 03:43
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