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  • The Strain Theory And Social Control Theory

    The two that most apply are the strain theory and social control theory. The strain theory, according to Glick and Miller, “views crime and delinquency as a result of the anger and frustration people feel because of their inability to achieve the American dream’’ (2008). This theory applies to this research because prisoners returning to society are often lacking resources that other non-offenders readily have available. Without those resources to achieve the “American dream”, a prisoner may become more inclined to reoffend. Social control theory states that people may commit acts of crime because they do not have a support system to adequately prevent them from such. With the control theory, this research should show a link that prisoners with a strong support system will have lower recidivism rates due to the fact that those family members or mentors will be able to guide and motivate the prisoner through the hardships of returning to society and to be a voice of reason so they do not reoffend. These strong support systems may also show that prisoners returning to them are less likely to become frustrated from a lack of resources (strain theory) because the family and or mentor can help them bridge the gap until the prisoner becomes…

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  • Strain, Social Learning, And Control Theory: Three Sociological Theories Of Crime

    society can try to explain some reasons with sociological theories. People can look at three widely known Sociological theories of crime; Strain, social learning, and control theories. Each of these theories explain crime by using social environment such as, family, school, social groups (friends), workplace, community, and society. Each theory is similar but at the same time very different, each theory is different on how social environments cause crime, they take different parts of social…

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  • Social Control Theories Of Crime

    born with (Siegel 2010). Criminology theories explain the existence of certain behaviours in individuals but do not give an account of why criminal rates change from one place to another. There have been many theories explaining why crime exists in the society today. These theories use facts through observations of factors which are associated with…

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  • Essay On Social Control Theory

    Social Control Theory is one of the most widely accepted theories for explaining criminal behavior and delinquency. Being first titled social control theory by “Travis Hirschi in his 1969 book, Causes of Deliquency.” (Costello, 2010) Social control theory has had the influence from earlier criminologists like Hobbes, Bentham and Beccaria where they stated that basically every individual’s human nature is selfish (Costello, 2010) and due to that selfishness people will usually commit delinquent…

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  • Analysis Of Travis Hirschi's Social Control Theory

    implications of each theory. Firstly, Travis Hirschi’s Social Control Theory can explain the high crime rates in Chicago. This theory revolved around the notion that social bonds between individual’s…

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  • Travis Hirschi's Social Control Theory Analysis

    Numerous theorists have explained the causes of crime, the characteristics of a criminal, and the possible policy implementations. The essay will examine the comparison of Travis Hirschi’s theory of social control compared to classical criminology, Durkheim's theory, and Merton’s theory. Social control theory examines delinquency, and how “Delinquent acts result when an individual’s bond to society is weak or broken” (Hirschi, 2014, p. 231). He argues that delinquency is not subjected to one…

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  • Locus Of Control Theory

    wasn’t until Joseph Schumpeter’s Theory of Economic Development (1933) that entrepreneurship was debated (Antoncic & Hisrich, 2003) (Weaver, 2003) and so the debate over entrepreneurial characteristics and the effects that these have on entrepreneurship has gone on (McClelland, 1987) (Koh, 1996) in light of historical literature it is recognised that entrepreneurs and entrepreneurialism involves innovative, opportunistic and risk taking tendencies. (Tajeddini & Meuller, 2008) 4 Entrepreneurship…

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  • The Self-Control Theory: Why People Use Drugs

    The theory that I am going to focus on for this essay is the self-control theory. I understand that not just this theory explains why people use drugs but it is the one that I feel is the most direct to a person. I also agree with the other theories and think some of them go together. They can all be used and looked at in order to find out why people use drugs. I don’t think there is just one clear theory that stands alone, but the self-control theory is the one I feel most confident about. I…

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  • Rational And Control Theory In Criminology

    of study which has “logy” in them became very popular from previous century. The critics are getting involved very much in every field. Theories need to be proved properly and use practically in favour of mankind. In Criminology, from the beginning the laws were introduced by the high class people in western countries. Some of their hypothesis and assumptions were shown as right without any scientific proofs. The rational and control theories are in this debate from ages. Some argues these are…

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  • Locus Of Control: A Key Aspects Of The Personal Trait Theory

    5.2 Locus of Control A key aspect of the Personality Theory is locus of control (LOC) introduced by Julian Rotter in the 1950s he defines Locus of Control as a person’s awareness about the core causes of their life events and therefore believes that (LOC) is a acceptance about the outcomes of an individual’s actions which are dependent on what they do (internal control orientation) or consequently on measures which are not in their control (external control orientation) however, entrepreneurial…

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