Conklin identified four types of violentoffenders. The cultural violent offendes consist of
1. Offenders who commit crimes because of psychological abnormalities or mental illness and their crimes are often accompanied by sadism and violence.
2. Offenders without a history of prior offences, who have better school performance records compared to other types of violent offenders and who know their victims.
3. Offenders with limited social skills, opportunities and education are often linked to negative responses such as anger and frustrations towards the community. 4. Offenders who are generally better educated, who commit property-related and economic offences and in some cases, violent offences, in order to benefit financially from their offences.