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Criminal Behavior Powerpoint

  1. 1. Criminal Behavior Nature vs. Nurture Jazmin Aragon English 1020 Elizabeth Clark November 19, 2009
  2. 2. What is Criminal Behavior? <ul><li>Crime: 1 : “an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden or the omission of a duty that is commanded by a public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law; especially : a gross violation of law” </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Murder, stealing </li></ul><ul><li>robbery. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Continued… <ul><li>Behavior: : anything that an organism does involving action and response to stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: sleeping, talking, blinking, reading, moving, hitting, etc. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nature vs. Nurture <ul><li>Ongoing dispute over the relative contributions of nature (hereditary) and nurture (environment). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nature (hereditary) <ul><li>Maturation </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Human traits </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Genetically proven </li></ul>
  6. 6. Statistics for Nature
  7. 7. Nurture (environment) <ul><li>Tabula Rasa </li></ul><ul><li>Meads 3-stage Process </li></ul><ul><li>Bad vs. Good </li></ul><ul><li>Bad environment=bad behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic Argument not all the way true </li></ul>
  8. 8. Statistics for Nurture
  9. 9. Works Cited Page <ul><li>&quot;behavior.&quot; Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary . 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 18 November 2009 http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Carmona, Jennifer V., Michael D. Newcomb, and Elisha R. Galif. &quot;The drug–crime nexus in a community sample of adults.&quot; APA PsycNET American Psychological Association, 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2001-18100-003&CFID=4013331&CFTOKEN=81090968>. </li></ul><ul><li>Denno, Deborah W. &quot;REVISITING THE LEGAL LINK BETWEEN GENETICS AND CRIME.&quot; Law and Contemporary Problems Ed. Deborah W. Denno. Fordham University School of Law , 2006. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. <http://www.law.duke.edu/shell/cite.pl?69+Law+&+Contemp.+Probs.+209+(winterspring+2006)>. </li></ul><ul><li>Huffman, Karen. Psychology in Action . eighth ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Custom Services, 2007. 4-367. Print. </li></ul>

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