Criminologists look for the psychological and sociological factors that contribute to criminal activity. The following infographic details the various theories that attempt to explain why criminals do what they do. By studying these theories, criminologists can be more prepared to take on the future challenges that face society.
Infographic: Varying Theories on Crime
Regis University’s College of Contemporary Liberal Studies can help you prepare for a career in many different facets of the criminal justice system. Both the Bachelors and Masters in Criminology will teach you skills to help you understand the psychological and sociological factors behind criminal activity.