Crime and Drugs

Personal Criminological Theory
Robin R. July
University of Phoenix
Criminological Theory
Eugene Meek
July 14, 2012

Researchers over periods of history have tried to form various theories on why people commit crime, and the causes associated with crime. Hence, it is difficult to come up with the right consensus as this topic is broad and technical. This paper will provide basic overviews of factors that cause crime, including psychological, biological, and sociological issues.
Personal Criminological Theory
Within the criminal justice system, conducting numerous researches would help not only criminologists, but also professional understand the reasons people commit crime and the occurrence of crime. Hence, theory associated with crime and behavior of criminals is important in the analysis, and collection of data in aiding the public to understand the reasons behind crime. Additionally, a theory may not be good or bad, however: researchers can use theories to identify good and bad effects (William & Mc. Shane, 2010).
Occurrence of Crime and Why People Commit Crime
People commit crimes because this is what they know best and want to do. Criminal behavior by an individual is matter of choice and with these behaviors people tend to make many shrouded excuses for committing crime. People who commit crime are normally motivated by their internal desire of ascendancy; anger, control, and revenge tend to exhibit their personal inadequacies. Hence, a quadrangle of self-motivated thinking transpires. The yearning, opportunity, ability, and to articulate the strategy of motivation along with the individuals’ mind transforms into an outer expression of exploitation for them to commit crimes (Samenow, 1984, pp. 20-22). Individuals who commit crimes do it out of...