Chapter 9 Developmental Theories: Things change

8 terms by sonya

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

developmental theory

The view that criminality is a dynamic process, influenced by social experiences as well as individual characteristics.

latent trait theory

The view that criminal behavior is controlled by a "master trait", present at birth or soon after, that remains stable and unchanging throughout a persons lifetime.

life course theory

Theory that focuses on changes in criminality over the life course; developmental theory.

latent trait

A stable feature, characteristic, property, or condition, such as defective intelligence or impulsive personality, that makes some people crime prone over the life course.

general theory of crime (GTC)

A developmental theory that modifies social control theory by intergrating concepts from biosocial, psychological, routine activities, and rational choice theories.

adolescent-limited

Offender who follows the most common criminal trajectory, in which antisocial behavior peaks in adolescence and then diminishes.

life course persister

One of the small group of offenders whose criminal career continues well into adulthood.

pseudomaturity

Characteristics of life course persisters, who tend to engage in early sexuality and drug use.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set