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CJA 204 Criminal Acts and Choices (APA Format with References)




Social scientists use choice theory to understand the rationale of human behavior and express preference towards available choices. Initially, choice theory was generally used in economics with the passage of time;however, it is used in other disciplines like political science and sociology. Individuals, in rational choice theories, are motivated by their needs and prefer an alternative capable of satisfaction. In other words, individuals use different resources to satisfy their needs. A general phenomenon is that needs are unlimited whereas resources to satisfy them are scarce. Due to the scarcity element, individuals are bound to make choices from the available resources. Rational individuals are able to choose the alternative that gives best possible satisfaction. It is pertinent to mention that there is no universally accepted theory of rational choice theory there are, however, two important ways in which the term is used


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