Causes of criminal behavior

The perception of crime victimization It is quite common for the fear of crime to greatly exceed individuals’ actual risk of victimization. Why do you think fear of crime is so rampant, even during times that actual crime rates have dropped significantly? Use the Reading from the textbook to support your answer.

Causes of criminal behavior Many different factors have been proposed to explain what causes crime. No single factor can explain all crime, although a single factor may be able to explain criminal behavior in specific cases. More likely, these factors work together to produce criminal behavior. Discuss the probable causes of crime. Include antecedent conditions, early indicators, developmental processes, and maintenance variables in your Discussion. Be sure to support your answer with research.