Criminal Acts and Choices


Write a 700- to 1,400-word paper identifying and describing choice theories and how they relate to crime. List and describe the common models used by society to determine which acts are considered to be criminal, how they are affected by choice theories, and how they are enforced by the government.

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There are different theories, models, and perspectives that are used to explain crime.  From the onset, crime has been explained from classical perspective and from positivist perspective. The classical school is built on the platform that crime can be attributed to internal factors that are beyond human control. On the other hand, positivist approach perceives crime as a result of planned action that is influenced by nature.  Positivist approach has attracted most theorists. One of the theories falling under positivist approach is choice theories. This paper will look at choice theory and how it relates to crime.