Learning Objectives

7.1 Define anomie and discuss how it is used in various sociological theories to describe causes of crime.

7.2 Provide examples of social process theories and criminality as a learned or culturally transmitted process.

7.3 Discuss how society maintains or elicits social control and criminality as deviance within the context of social control theories.

7.4 Summarize how criminality changes over the life course.

7.5 Identify the connection between sociological mainstream theories and crime policy.