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What are the strengths and limitations of sociological theories as explanations for criminal behavior?

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) in relation to the strengths and limitations of the use of sociological theories to explain and understand criminal behavior. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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1. Sociological theories & Criminal behavior - 100 words
2. Examples of said theories - 100 words
3. Strengths & Limitations - 100 words

This outline should yield around 300 words which should cover what you need (1 page). You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further help. All the best.

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Sociological Theories & Criminal Behaviour

Sociological theories are theories that are derived from the science of sociology which is the study of society and social dynamics. Their main condition as theories are that they look at social context and identify presence of social pressures to explain the contextual origins of criminal behavior. In a way, much of these theories are constructivist in that deviance - behavior contrary to ...

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