Rational Choice Crime Theory

A woman was recently arrested for drowning all four of her children. Her defense team shuggested that she was depressed and had no idea what she was doing at the time of the crime.

QUESTIONS:

Analyze this type of crime using the rational choice theory, answering the following:

*How is criminal behavior explicable according to rational choice theory?
*What crime control strategies are effective according to rational choice theory?
*How could crimes like this be prevented according to the rational choice theory?

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