Conflict Theorists you Should Know

Conflict Theorists you Should Know

Introduction The term ‘conflict theory’ refers to the school of thought that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. The key proponents were Marxists, who believed that the main driving force in society was conflict. Conflict theory contained two sub-theories, critical theory and rational choice theory. Critical Theory Critical theorists have been most influential in criminology….

Psychological Crime Theory- Explanations and Applications

Psychological Crime Theory- Explanations and Applications

Introduction Psychological crime theory is a sociological theory that explains why criminal and deviant behavior exists. The first criminologists who developed this theory were a group of German sociologists in the late 19th century. The concept of crime is described in Edwin Sutherland’s book (1949), the father of modern criminology. It says, “Without a doubt,…

Theories of Crime in Sociology- Explanations and Examples

Theories of Crime in Sociology- Explanations and Examples

Introduction Theories of crime are based on influences and conditions that steer people toward criminal or deviant actions. There are many crime theories, but no one theory can explain all the causes of crime. Crime theories give different kinds of explanations about why and how criminals commit their crimes. Some of these explanations suggest that…

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