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Explain latent trait theories; what do you find most interesting about this theory? Explain why you agree or disagree with this theory.
 
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Rowe, Osgood, and Nicewander proposed the concept of latent traits to explain the flow of delinquency over the life cycle.
 Their model assumes that a number of people in the population have a personal attribute or characteristic that controls their inclination or propensity to commit crimes.
 This disposition, or latent trait, may be either present at birth or established early in life, and it can remain stable over time.
 Suspected latent traits include defective intelligence, damaged or impulsive personality, genetic abnormalities, the physical-chemical functioning of the brain, and environmental influences on brain function such as drugs, chemicals, and injuries.
 Regardless of gender or environment, those who display one of these suspect traits may be at risk of delinquency and in danger of becoming career criminals; those who lack the traits have a much lower risk.
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