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Policies, environment, genetics in criminal justice

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Cesare Becarria states that crime is a choice made by offenders, while biosocial theorists contend that it is the product of one's environment and genetics in combination. Which of these two positions on crime appeal to you more? Why?
Have your views about an individual's ability to make a free choice to commit crime changed any? Why or why not?
How have your perspectives developed about the policies used in the criminal justice system and why they are used?
How have the theoretical explanations discussed this week helped you better understand criminal justice policies? Do you support certain criminal justice policies more than other policies? Why?

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Cesare Becarria states that crime is a choice made by offenders, while biosocial theorists contend that it is the product of one's environment and genetics in combination. Which of these two positions on crime appeal to you more? Why?
I think the reasons vary, but are dependent on both environment and genetics. There are innate traits we carry, passed down through generations that can affect how we act or react. This is especially true with predispositions to things like addictions and certain behaviors. However, it ...

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Based on the questions, this solution gives a brief opinion on genetics vs. environment and free choices in criminal justice along with opinion on policies perspectives.

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