A Case Study in Applying Crime Causation Theories

Provide a case study in applying crime causation theories, namely rational theory – individual and social disorganization theory – environment.

Choose an individual who has engaged in one or more criminalized acts. Utilizing publicly available information about this person’s criminalized behavior, identify two crime causation theories detailed in different parts of the unit (i.e., Environments, Individuals, Systems) that best explain this person’s criminal behavior. Explain why these theories best explain their criminalized behavior, what limitations, if any, they have in explaining it, and which of the two theories offers the better explanation. Each of the theories your detail must be covered in different parts of the subject.