Agnew's Strain Theory

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In the 1950’s and the 1960’s there was a war on poverty. The strain theories was the most used, and was the theories of choice by criminologist to solving crimes, and had an enormous effect on public policy. Criminologist strain theories in the 1980’s put the earlier strain theories under attack by arguing the theories had little effect on crime research. The newer criminologist argued that the older theories should be abandoned (Agnew, 1985). The earlier strain theories came under attack because the theories was unable to explain why crime rates peak during adolescence, and the study using self-reports measuring of crime revealed relationships between social class and delinquency is weaker than most criminologist thought previously (Agnew, …show more content…
These types of people do not care about life or society, so they don’t have much to lose so they result to crime (Agnew, 1985). This theory goes back to delinquency where a person has to live with family in a neighborhood go to the same schools, and hang out with the same peers in the same neighborhood. Being a juvenile in these types of setting there is nothing one can do if they are mistreated in these settings (Agnew, 1985).
The newer types of strain theories argue a person that is not able to complete goals may not have frustration but the goal blockage that interferes with actual goals and expected goals. The newer criminologist believe if a person cannot complete their educational goals, and occupational goals is not conducive to crime. People that complete high education and occupational goals have some commitment to conventional society. Some types of qualitative
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When a person have social disabilities the attachments they have are significance and emotional quality that is non-delinquent and Interpersonal and group process that happens to them are no difference. Social disability is without normal interpersonal skills these types of people have problems maintaining long term meaningful relationships, have problems devoid of compassion for others, and experience low needs for affiliation and affection (Hansell, et,al, 1981). Hirchi’s social bonds theory strong fully dismisses the social learning perspective on delinquent behavior (Hirschi,

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