Describe the following sociological theories of crime:

    • Social control theory
    • Strain theory
    • Differential association theory
    • Neutralization theory
  • List the basic premises of each of the theories and how they differ from one another.
  • Discuss 1 strength and 1 weakness for each theory that is unique to that theory.
  • Include the background of the offender assessed when it is relevant to the theory being used to analyze the offender