MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

432 views

What are the key points of Sutherland's (1939) Theory of Differential Association?

Key points include:

Criminal behaviour... 

1) is learnt. Southerland is behaviourist in this respect.

2) is learnt through social interaction and communication. Bandura (1961) disagrees, as mere observation is sufficent for social influence.

3) is learnt form personal groups, i.e. friends and family.

4) is learnt by adopting the motives, drives, rationalisations, and attitudes from other criminals.

5) is based on learnt conceptions of the law as either “favourable” or “unfavourable”.  Crime is adopted when the ratio of attitudes (“definitions”) towards crime are more pro-criminal than anti-criminal.

6) is influenced by frequency, duration, priority and intensity.

7) is the same as any learning process. Criminal behaviour can be developed and honed. 

8) cannot be a result of general needs and values, as those who are needy do not always turn to crime.

Whitney L. A Level Art tutor, A Level English Literature tutor, A Lev...

9 months ago

Answered by Whitney, an A Level Psychology tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

33 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Charlotte B.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Bath University

Subjects offered: Psychology, Maths+ 4 more

Psychology
Maths
English Literature
English Language
Drama
-Personal Statements-

“Hi I'm Lottie, a fourth year undergraduate reading Psychology at the University of Bath. I enjoy all aspects of my course but my passion lies specifically within the field of Educational Psychology, as I am interested in how we learn ...”

£20 /hr

Rebecca H.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: Psychology, Sociology

Psychology
Sociology

“I'm a second year Psychology student at Exeter University and I hope to become a Maths Teacher. I have a lot of experience working with children, including at a summer camp in America, at a language school over summer, tutoring and co...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Michaela R.

Degree: Psychology BsC (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Psychology, Geography+ 3 more

Psychology
Geography
Extended Project Qualification
English
Biology

“About Me: I am a Psychology student at Durham University. I love how the subject helps us to understand ourselves and the world around us. I hope that my tutorials will make you fall in love with Psychology like I have! It is so vast ...”

About the author

£20 /hr

Whitney L.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: Psychology, Spanish+ 2 more

Psychology
Spanish
English Literature
Art

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other A Level Psychology questions

How do you write a good hypothesis?

How would you go about answering an exam question?

What is Behaviourism?

1. What are the key approaches, issues and debates in psychology and how can I include them in my essays? (AQA)

View A Level Psychology tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok