Q1. Social learning theories assert that it is from the individual's social environment that he or she learns what behavior is considered correct or appropriate within that environment. There have long been debates concerning the role of incarceration (putting people into prison) as a way of reducing crime and rehabilitating criminals.
How would a social learning theorist likely view the role of prison in either preventing crime or contributing to future criminal behavior?
Q2. While social organization and social process theories are related in their efforts to explain criminal behavior, there are also key differences. Compare and contrast these two bodies of criminological theory, focusing on similarities and differences. Justify which group of theories you think does a better job of explaining crime.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 6:40 pm ad1c9bdddf
By responding to yhe questions, this solution discusses aspects related to theories of crime e.g. social organization and social process theories, learning theories, etc. References and supplementary articles on theories of crime are also provided.
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