A number of theories were discussed in Chapter 4. Theorists and researchers like John Watson, B.F. Skinner, Edwin Sutherland, Ronald Akers, Julian Rotter, David Bandura, Leonard Berkowiz, C.W. Haney, Stanley Milgram, and Philip Zimbardo have proposed numerous learning-based theories to explain criminal behavior.
In your estimation, what types of criminal behavior might be best explained by learning theory? Because some crimes could possibly be explained by learning theory, does this mean that prevention and rehabilitation is easier to achieve? Why or why not?
The primary reference for the essays will be your assigned textbooks:
Reading Assignment (Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach, Chapter 4)
Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach Author: Curt Bartol, Anne Bartol Publisher: Prentice Hall Edition: 11th
Cite as followed: author, title/publication, and copyright date, e.g. Bartol and Bartol, 10th ed., Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach, 2014.