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I am doing an assignment where I have to explain how the various theoretical schools of crime causation would attempt to explain a criminal’s behavior. I choose to write about Charles Manson. I have read a bit about the social learning theory, however, I am still not sure what crime causation is and what theories fall under this. I am guessing that social learning and social control are two theories. Can you help me find a reliable source that explains the crime causation theories? I have already read my textbook and use wikipedia and google. None have help me in the right direction.

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    Check these sites.

    http://law.jrank.org/pages/824/Crime-Causation-Sociological-Theories.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Manson

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    Good luck. Charles Manson's nuturing at an early age is wanting, you can read about that.

    But I have always looked at Manson as insane, and let lawyers argue on it.

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    Have you gone through ALL the links at the bottom of the Wikipedia article?

    Works Cited
    Further Reading
    External Links

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    Yes, I have. The first link is bad and wikipedia is not allowed as a resource for my school. I found the needed information though elsewhere. Thanks!

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