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Society controls the definition of crime. For instance, some things that were considered crimes 100 years ago are not crimes today and vice versa. In the context of the impact of changes in the nature of crime, answer the following questions:

Will genetics and other biological characteristics provide explanations of crime 200 years from now than the way they today explain crime? Why?

Can sociological explanations describe criminal phenomena that have not been encountered yet? Why?

What major changes in the phenomena of crime you think will occur in the next 100 years? Why?

Will we classify more behaviors as crime in the future? Why?

Is it possible to integrate some criminological theories to meet the challenges of the future? How?
Can criminological theories, such as biological, labeling, conflict, and anomie, be used to explain modern-day crimes, such as terrorism? What role can and should criminology have in this age of terrorism and counter-terrorism? Why?

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Society controls the definition of crime. For instance, some things that were considered crimes 100 years ago are not crimes today and vice versa. In the context of the impact of changes in the nature of crime, answer the following questions:

Will genetics and other biological characteristics provide explanations of crime 200 years from now than the way they today explain crime? Why?

Biological characteristics don't provide explanations of crime as this form of criminology has been refuted as flawed and unscientific. Genetics doesn't determine who will be a criminal and biological characteristics doesn't either. This form of flawed criminology was outdated and predicated upon racism; therefore, criminology has evolved over the last 100 years and will continue to do so in the future.

Can sociological explanations describe criminal phenomena that have not been encountered yet? Why?

Sociological explanations can effectively explain why crime occurs as it represents the reality that those in power are controlling those without power, which is why crime is defined by those in power to penalize those without power. Social-conflict ...

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