An Interpretation of Behavioral Traits of Criminal Motivation

Jianqing LIU


The criminal motivation acquisition is a characteristic of behavioral and environmental factors in the process of criminal motivation, and one of organic components in the structure of criminal motivation. The discussion of behavior traits of criminal motivation includes three aspects: behavioral factors, mechanisms and components. The basic constitutional dimensions and factors are derived from classical conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning (social learning) and frustration reaction, which are embodied in criminal inducement, criminal object, criminal habit and other specific components of criminal motivation through reinforcement, punishment and self-reinforcement and other formation mechanisms.


Criminal motivation; Criminal object; Criminal inducement; Criminal habit

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