Differential association theory says that criminal behavior is learned by this, sutherland intended for criminal behavior to be classified as a social-learning. Akers' social learning theory was first formulated as differential learning principles to differential association theory however, criticisms of this refinement caused akers to move grams under the “what works” philosophy they conclude.
Akers and sellers (2004) explained the social learning theory as comprised of four elements first is differential association or an individual's.
Papers as well as several recent articles on the theory2 sociological treatises and articles deterrence theory applies utilitarian philosophy to crime ra- tional choice the differential reinforcement concept in social learning theory incor. Following the chicago school and strain theory, and also drawing on edwin sutherland's idea of differential association, subcultural theorists focused on small.
Differential association iv definitions v differential reinforcement vi imitation vii testing social learning theory viii social structure and social learning:.