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Violence Against Women: An Application of Theory
An analysis of a case study of violence against women.
# 110634 | 5,055 words | 22 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2008 in Psychology (Theory) , Women Studies (Culture) , Criminology (General)

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The question of gender violence in relationships, particularly violent crimes perpetrated against females, has been the focus of media as well as criminological and psychological investigation in recent years. Various theoretical trajectories have been put forward with the aim of understanding and thereby preventing the occurrences of this type of crime. The application of social learning theory has been shown to provide invaluable insight into the deeper causative structure of these crimes. This paper investigates a single, severe example of this type of crime and analyzes it in terms of social learning theory. This analysis indicates that this theory not only provides a useful understanding of the causes of the crime but is also beneficial in terms of remedial work and rehabilitation.

Case study
Prediction and Prevention
Recommended Criminal Justice Responses

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aker, R. L. (1973). Deviant Behavior: A Social Learning Approach. Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc. Belmont, CA.
  • Akers, R. L., (1992). Linking Sociology and Its Specialties: The Case of Criminology. Social Forces, 71(1), pp. 1-16.
  • Akers, R. L., (1996). Is Differential Association/ Social Learning Cultural Deviance Theory? Criminology, 34 (2) pp. 229-247.
  • Akers, R. L. (1998). Social Learning and Social Structure: A General Theory of Crime and Deviance. Northeastern University Press. Boston MA.
  • Akers, R. L. (1999). Criminological Theories Introduction and Evaluation. Second edition. Roxbury Publishing Company Chicago Il.

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