Hirschi And Gottfredson's Theory Analysis

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Crime and social behavior go hand in hand and this is thoroughly expressed throughout hundreds of different theories created my Criminologists. Travis Hirschi believed that there were multiple sections that interconnected and contributed to a person bond to society. These sections are involvement, belief, commitment, attachment, and motivation. This is not only a major influence on criminal behavior and delinquency but typically in most studies, it is found that anti-social tendencies are proven to affect delinquency and criminal activity in not only the adolescent stages of life but also the later stages of life. Hirschi and Gottfredson actually disagree with this theory, stating that more social people actually are more likely to commit a crime. It is also stated that those who partake in addictive tendencies such as smoking and drinking are also more likely to commit crimes. I almost completely agree with Hirschi’s later theory of addictive behavior leading to criminal activity because I have seen this …show more content…
Both of these friends smoked and consumed alcohol. They were both aggressive and didn’t prefer to “talk things out.” They were very aggressive and impulsive and neither of them liked to sit around for too long. If Hirschi had a checklist of his theory, these two would check every box because they did practically everything Hirschi and Gottfredson stated makes a criminal a criminal and not only this, but I personally completely agree with these theories because I have seen this apply to not only these two friends in particular, but I see it everywhere. Normally the criminal in a movie tends to smoke and act aggressively and impulsively. They lack self-control and act out, partaking in addictive behaviors like consuming alcohol and cigarettes. Serial killers in film and even documentaries are typically unbelievably charming and social. Criminals are social and

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