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The Social Learning Theory of Crime

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Based on differential reinforcement, in which situation is the negative behavior most likely to be repeated?

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1. The _____ theory says that people learn from the community around them.

2. Differential _____ is the idea that people learn values and behaviors associated with crimes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to identify what the social learning theory of crime is in this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on social learning and criminology topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • People learning from the surrounding community
  • Study of crime and punishment
  • Rewards and punishments shaping behavior
  • Individuals learning values and behaviors associated with crimes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding criminology and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about differential association
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the social learning theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about the social learning theory, review the lesson on The Social Learning Theory of Crime. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what criminology is
  • Determine what the social learning theory says
  • Compare and contrast differential reinforcement and differential association
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