Modeling Theory Vs Attachment Theory

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Compare and contrast modeling theory with attachment theory. How do each of these perspectives explain aggressive and/or criminal behavior? Which of these two explanations do you find more compelling? Justify your selection.
Modeling theory was developed by Albert Bandura and is used by criminologist when violent acts occur to sometimes explain the reason behind those acts. Bandura felt like that people learned their behavior from other people, especially the aggressive behavior. In addition he felt that people were not born with these aggressive behaviors they had to be learned from others. It was felt that form, the situation displayed, and targets are determined by the social learning factors (Schmalleger, 2012, p. 134).
Attachment theory
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