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Theories for Identifying Criminals

For decades we've seen numerous theories evolve to assist in possibly identifying individuals who may have a higher propensity to commit crimes. Understanding and/or identifying these traits can assist probation and parole officers with assisting and referring to different rehabilitation programs best suited to the client. Which theoretical model is described as the easiest of the three models to explain and understand? What is its primary focus? How is it similar/different from the other models listed?

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For decades we've seen numerous theories evolve to assist in possibly identifying individuals who may have a higher propensity to commit crimes. Understanding and/or identifying these traits can assist probation and parole officers with assisting and referring to different rehabilitation programs best suited to the client. Below we'll discuss which theoretical model described in the course book is the easiest of the three models to explain and understand. Additionally we'll review what its primary focus is as well as how it is similar or different from the other models listed.

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