Assignment 1: Discussion—Peer Pressure and Crime
Research differential association theory and social learning theory as applied to criminal behavior and crime using the textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Select two scholarly, peer-reviewed articles for use in this assignment.
Based on the scenario, your readings and research, respond to the following:
- How could Brandi’s behavior be explained using differential association theory?
- How could Brandi’s behavior be explained using social learning theory?
- What are the strengths and limitations of these two theories as applied to this example?
Be sure to support your responses using the selected resources.
Write your initial response in 4–6 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.