Critical and interactionist theories of criminology offer a range of possible ex

Critical and interactionist theories of criminology offer a range of possible explanations of criminal behavior. Some of these theories vary only slightly from one another, and some are considered to be quite radical. For this discussion, you will consider what you have learned from the resources in this module and describe which theory you believe offers the best explanation of either property crime or violent crime, identifying its strengths and weaknesses, and describing a way that this theory might help criminal justice professionals reduce crime.
In your initial post, identify the critical or interactionist theory you believe offers the best explanation of either property crime or violent crime, and justify why you chose that theory. Consider the following in your response:
What are the strengths of this theory?
Which criticism of this theory do you believe is most valid?
Based on this theory’s explanation of possible reasons for criminal behavior, how does this theory influence the practices criminal justice professionals may use to reduce crime?
Use the “Critical and Interactionist Theories” resources to support your response.

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