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Explain the background assumption of human nature upon which control theories rely. How does this background assumption shape the scope of control theories?
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Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction


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  • Assume that the desire to commit crime is natural to all human beings
  • Aims to explain why people resist criminal temptation
  • Crime is simply a consequence of the rational and self-interested nature with which everyone is born.
  • Human self-interested nature means that we consider costs and benefits as they relate specifically to our own pleasure.
  • Not everyone is evil or bad, but control theory assumes that we are capable of obeying societal rules.
  • We are amoral and both good and bad actions can ultimately be traced to personal self-interest.
  • Anyone has potential to be tempted by crime but not everyone does and control theories aim to answer: "Why do some people not commit crime when it would be to their own advantage"?
  • General agreement in the world exists about what constitutes socially unacceptable behavior
  • People will act in their self-interest and that sometimes crime will be in one’s self-interest to commit.
  • Self-control theory focuses almost entirely on an acquired fear of long-term consequences for criminal actions.


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