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Classic Criminology and Social Psychology and Human Nature 5e (PDF)
Classical criminology, and its current expression in reasonable option concept, does not reduce slack in excusing, or otherwise mitigating, maladaptive and counterproductive social behaviors. From this historical school of idea, and its variations, the key thoughtful concept is that individuals are always responsible for their habits, especially when they choose to do hurt others. The rationality of selection suggests deliberate decision-making, specifically if you are a terrorist, or others like those in the news media and politicians, that seek to minimize that by claims you have in some way inexplicably end up being “radicalized.” Criminality and human behavior in general, no matter the criminal typology, from street criminal offenses to business scams, entail definitive “cost-benefit” analyses.