The Six Dimensions Of Self Control Essay

1703 Words May 9th, 2016 null Page
Introduction
Throughout the semester, we have been learning about the different types of theories of crime. From the least parsimony theory, to the most parsimony theory, Gottfredson and Hirschi 's general theory of crime. I decided to pick Gottfredson and Hirschi 's general theory of crime because, it 's the most accepted and most valid theories of crime.
Logical Consistency The six dimensions of self control that Gottfredson and Hirschi state are impulsive, risk taking, physical, simple, self centered, and temper. Someone who is impulsive, have a here and now orientation. They think before they take action on criminal opportunity, they tend to pursue non criminal immediate pleasures. Another dimension of self control are those who are adventurous/active seeking to find new things. Being active, such as playing sports, hobbies, a job etc… can help out one by staying away from activities that lead to criminal deviance. Physical rather than the verbal means there’s little ability to respond to conflict through verbal than physical mean. Someone who is simple lacks the manual skills that require training. Self centered humans are indifferent, which means that they are focused in what they 're doing and won 't get sidetracked on stuff that could lead to a criminal act. Lastly, people who have a low temper have more tolerance; the higher their temper is, the less tolerance they have. The book Criminological theory states “The fundamental assumption that humans have an…

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