However, this does not render the theory void or useless mainly because there are people who get into crime through the influence of the close friends who are criminals. In addition , the proposition of the theory that crime like any other behavior is learnt serves as the core understanding and analysis of the main causes of the criminal behavior as when a child is born they are pure in mind.
However, they adopt their behavior from significant others including peers and take on the behavior they consider favorable to them.
Therefore, association with individuals who are criminals may lead to one adopting this behavior that may seem favorable to one but contradicts the societal laws and regulations, hence one considered a criminal. However, this does not imply that all criminal behavior is entirely adopted or acquired through association with other criminals. Scientists ought to research further on the transmission of the criminal behavior as the nature and frequency committed by different individuals seem to differ in many instances.