the study of crime and behavior

Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Assess the shortcomings of biological theories of criminal behavior ..

Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Theories to explain criminal behavior have been around along ..

Describe the basic concepts of biological theories of criminal behavior Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

A combined Model of Criminal Behavior

Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.

Biological Theories of Deviance - Boundless


The representation of genetic mutants, deformed freaks, and even thedistorted facial features of the average street thug can be interpreted in thecontext of the early biological theories of criminal behavior. Lombroso (1911)would classify many of the criminals represented in the superhero mythos as"born criminals." Akers (2000: 43) summarizes the physicalcharacteristics associated with Lombroso’s notion of the born criminal as"asymmetry of the face or head, large monkey-like ears, large lips,receding chin, twisted nose, excessive cheek bones, long arms, excessive skinwrinkles, and extra fingers or toes." It seems that the comic book artistsknew what they were doing when they conceptualized the criminals—the criminalsthey drew almost seem to epitomize these Lombrosian characteristics. While, asFishbein (1990, p. 27) points out, "biological criminology was eventuallydiscredited," the biological perspective’s depiction of criminals stillexists in the superhero mythos.[End page 103] Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.Examines normal versus criminal behavior, human development and criminal patterns, specific problems, and intervention strategies. This course explores psychological, sociological, and biological theories of criminal behavior. Must complete with a C (73%) or better.