Explain whether or not evolutionary theory accounts for criminal behavior and why, using specific examples
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Evolutionary Theory & Criminal Behavior
Evolutionary theory is among the many theories that criminologists, sociologists and psychologists utilize to explore and explain criminal thinking and behavior. As a theory, it is rather broad and is divided into 2 paths - one that explains violence crime and the other the pursuit of sexual pleasure. While it has its roots in early positions that posit that criminal behavior and thinking is innate - the much criticized and much disproven biological determinism, I believe that present-day evolutionary theory can explain criminal behavior as it considers biological and evolutionary factors as well as environmental factors that can trigger and nurture passed-on traits that genetics carry which in turn result to disruptive, and eventually, criminal behavior. Broadly, it ...
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