1) A General Theory of Crime suggests that low self-control leads to crime. How would you apply this to organized crime? Is it not planned and executed very similar to business planning. Can this be explained by low self-control?
2) Are people “pushed” or “pulled” into crime or are we more like animals, we’ll do bad things here and there unless something prevents us?
3) Techniques of Neutralization suggests that social learning is not necessary for crime. How do delinquents come up with techniques of neutralization, are they learned?
4) Does low intelligence cause crime? Present arguments for and against – then pick a side and explain why you choose that side.
5)Can crime be biologically based? Discuss what you consider most convincing evidence (theory) in the chapter that biology is the root or cause of crime.