What are the benefits of understanding criminological theories
As you have learned in this course, there are numerous criminological theories that attempt to explain the causes of criminal behavior. Despite disagreement among the different theories regarding the causes of this behavior, research data gathered in support of each theory can be very useful to criminal justice professionals. In this discussion, you will explore the importance of knowing and applying criminological theory.
Answer the following questions in your initial post:
What are the benefits of understanding criminological theories?
What are the possible limitations of applying theories?
What are the potential negative consequences of generalizing or stereotyping in regard to criminal behavior?