One of the criminological theories that I chose is the
Choice theory. According to the choice theory, people commit crime when the
benefits of breaking the law outweighs the negative consequences. The criminal carefully
plans the crime and considers their personal factors before deciding if the
crime is worth committing. My opinion of the choice theory is that I think many
people who are trying to decide whether to commit the crime or not go through
this thought process. In other words, I believe many people think about committing
crimes but they don’t because the consequences are too harsh. However, for
example, if a person really needed some money so they decided to rob someone because
they knew they could get away with it then the benefit outweighed the punishment.
They carefully considered the benefits and cost before committing the crime.

Another
criminological theory is the Psychodynamic theory. This theory suggests that a
child’s development during early childhood has a major impact on their behavior
for the rest of their life. Additionally, criminals are compelled by subliminal
thought processes that urges their criminal behavior. Personally I do believe
that a child’s development in early life will have an impact on their behavior.
Also, I believe that children need to be in the right environment with
supportive and loving parents that help them grow psychologically. I do believe
that early development could have an effect on future behavior that may
potentially lead to criminal activity.

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Another
criminological theory is the Biochemical theory. This theory suggests that
criminal activity, specifically violence is a result of that person’s hormones,
diet, vitamin balance, and food allergies. In other words, an imbalance in any
of these has been shown to result in antisocial behavior and mental
impairments. Personally I believe that all of these categories are very important
to maintain and if they are not then it could result in some abnormal behavior.
Additionally, any mental impairments a person may have could definitely result in
that individual making unwise choices.