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What is the behavior / learning theory of criminology?

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The behavioral/learning theory of criminology holds that people commit crimes because of the way that their environments have influenced them as they have grown up.  These environmental factors can be such things as parents, peers, and the media.

According to this type of theory, we learn how to act by experimentation and observation.  We do certain things and we see how others react.  If our behaviors are reinforced in some way...

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