Criminal Behavior Theories. There are different motives of committing a crime and in most cases juveniles are guided by these motives. Criminology theories have clearly indicated the different reasons as to why juveniles engage in criminal behaviors. The differential association theory by Edwin Sutherland indicates that the motives of committing a crime come from a relationship in a peer. In this case, when youths are relating together they influence each other in a learning approach and some of them may feel that committing a certain crime is a fun. Criminal Behavior Theories.
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