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    The social disorganization and social learning theories

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    Select two of the following sociological crime theories: Anomie, Social Disorganization, Social Learning Theory, Focal Concerns, Labeling Theory, and Critical Criminology.
    the two theories I selected are Social Disorganization and Social Learning Theory
    Create a 2- to 3-page report in a Microsoft Word document that includes responses to the following:
    •Compare and contrast your two selected theories.
    •Describe how your selected theories explain specific crimes.
    •Explain the policy implications of these theories.
    •Describe what programs could be created to address these crime causation theories.

    Support your responses with examples.

    Cite any sources in APA format.

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    The social disorganization and social learning theories differ to some degree, and are alike in some respects. This is because the social dis- organization theory differs from the social learning theory due to the fact that the social disorganization theory advocates the theoretical perspective that an individual's environmental structural factors, such as their home or neighborhood, would have a tremendous influence on the probability of that individual engaging in criminal activity. The social disorganization theory therefore supports the belief that a detrimental, unstructured, and dis- organized environment, would be the catalyst for a subculture that advocates criminal activity as a social norm in contrast to the norms of mainstream society. Social learning theory on the other hand supports the theoretical ...

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    This solution describes the social disorganization and social learning theories, and their application to finding the causes of crime.