A common set of explanations for causes of crime relate to the person’s interactions with others. At the heart of these theories is the view that people learn, either directly or indirectly, to offend. This may be direct learning of how to commit crimes as well as the absorption of a moral code in which criminality is acceptable. This can include recognition that others regard the person as criminal and therefore channelling actions to fit those expectations. The different stages in personal development at which people do enter into this criminal ambience may also affect how longstanding is their criminality.
|Title of host publication||Criminal Psychology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Topics in Applied Psychology|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis AS|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|