Prominent theories of crime causation are strain theory, in which people commit crimes to get relief from strain or stress, and control theory, which claims that others force people to do crimes. The social learning theo... More »

Sociology has several theories about crime and deviant behavior to explain why such behavior occurs. Deviant behavior is any behavior against the norms of society, including criminal behavior, explains sociologist and wr... More »

Opportunity theory is simply the idea that people look for opportunity, whether through legitimate means or otherwise, to gain what they desire. It is a crucial element of the theory of deviance. More »

Some explanations as to why people commit violent crimes include personal choices weighed against the possible repercussions of a crime, and the theory that crime emerges as a conflict between different economic classes.... More »

Many advocates of the death penalty believe that morality requires the death penalty for heinous crimes, that the practice is constitutional and it deters crime, while opponents often argue that it is too costly financia... More »

Inchoate crimes involve taking steps toward directly or indirectly participating in a crime, including solicitation, conspiracy or the attempt to commit a crime. Other types of inchoate crimes include being an accomplice... More »

As of 2015, the crime rate in Port Charlotte, Florida is nearly 30 crimes per 1,000 residents. While this ranks as being safer than 24 percent of the cities in the United States, it is higher than 56 percent of all Flori... More » Government & Politics Crime