Title: A General Theory of Crime

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Subject: Social Issues
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Date: January 19, 2015
Level: University
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(1) Unlike other crime theories, the GTC considers the criminal offender and the criminal act as separate concepts. According to this theory, crime is "rational and predictable." Crimes such as burglaries or robberies, usually committed by young males, provide easy, short-term gratification. The theory suggests that, " the propensity to commit crimes remains stable" throughout a crime-prone persons life...

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The theory suggests that, " the propensity to commit crimes remains stable" throughout a crime-prone persons life. Given the right criminal opportunities, such as having a lot of free time and living in a neighborhood with unguarded homes containing valuable merchandise, crime-prone people have a much higher probability of violating the law then do non-criminals...

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