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    Rational Choice Theory Application

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    Rational Choice Theory focuses on using a cost-benefit perspective. Apply this to a specific crime and demonstrate how a criminal would utilize this cost-benefit perspective. How would you prove it?

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    Rational choice theory would promulgate that a drug dealer would weigh the costs of selling drugs i.e. potential incarceration, death or bodily injury, and the damage to those taking the drugs against the benefits of money, power, and an ability to provide for themselves and their family. To prove this theory, the circumstances of the drug dealer's life would need to be examined wherein an affluent drug dealer and a poor person that resorts to selling drugs would have vastly ...

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    Rational Choice Theory application is examined.