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George Huguely Case Study: Criminological Theories Of Murder

Using the article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/22/AR2010052203487.html

What is an analysis of one theory from each of the following theoretical categories in terms of how useful it is in explaining the murder.

1. choice theory
2. trait theory
3. social structure theory

Why did George Huguely commit the crime?

The Crime (Describe the characteristics of the criminal incident you found, then describe what we know about this type of crime more generally. . . prevalence, trends, costs, etc.)

Choice Theory (Describe the main features of choice theory, then discuss how useful a specific theory from this category is in explaining the crime.)

Trait Theory (Describe the main features of trait theory, then discuss how useful a specific theory from this category is in explaining the crime.)

Social Structure Theory (Describe the main features of social structure theory, then discuss how useful a specific theory from this category is in explaining the crime.)

Solution Preview

The crime that was committed by George Huguely in this case, was clearly a case in which an individual who was in love with another individual, chose a despicable act of violence as a method by which to vent his rage in this particular case. Due to the fact that the individual could calmly engage in games of golf, and yet result to murderous rage less than 24 hours later, describes the dichotomy of the psychological makeup of this individual. This type of crime is a common form of murder, due to the fact that statistically an individual has the greatest chance of being murdered by his or her spouse or lover in most instances. In addition, crimes of this nature tend to be on the increase, and the cost to the ...

Solution Summary

The criminological theories of murder for George Huguely Case Study is provided. Choice theory and trait theories are provided.

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