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    Social Control 2 Life course theory is a complex perspective that uses 2 main concepts which are trajectories and transitions. These life events can lead to crime or divergence form crime especially with turning points in life. A turning point can be what causes a person to continue into deviancy and crime such as being sent to prison, this may cause a person to have more delinquent peers and less opportunities for conventional employment, on the other hand a positive turning point could be…

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    Self-Control Gottfredson and Hirschi (1990) are the primary theorists who founded the Self-Control theory. These researchers argue the basic principle behind criminality is determined by the level of self-control exhibited by the individual in question. Gottfredson and Hirschi (1990) describe self-control in the context of how well you can resist temptations in daily activities and sudden opportunities. Those that demonstrate a lower level of self-control have a higher probability of expressing…

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    Humans thrive to fulfill their desires and needs. Anomie theory and Social Bonding theory provide very different explanations of why people commit or do not commit crimes and how humans function. Robert Merton focused on Anomie theory, also known as Strain theory, which focused on how American culture defines monetary success as a predominant cultural goal to which all its citizens should aspire (Walsh 147). Anomie is a term meaning “lacking in rules” or “normlessness” used by Durkheim to…

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    Hirschi Crime Theory

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    Leading theorist, Travis Hirschi, argued that previous theories on criminal behavior were asking the wrong theoretical questions. They were simply exploring the motives behind crimes and why individuals committed crimes. According to Lilly, Cullen, and Ball (2015), previous “theories did not explain who would be a delinquent and who would not be a delinquent” (p. 115). However, Hirschi brought attention to those individuals who were not committing crimes through asking the primary question of…

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    increasing attention to the phenomenon of social control – the mechanism by which powerful groups consciously or unconsciously attempt to restrain and induce conformity, even assent, among less powerful but nonetheless threatening segments of society. Laws, institutions such as schools and prisons, medical policies, informal gestures of approbation or displeasure, even forms of language – all may constitute forms of social control"....“The control achieved may be merely external, as when people…

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    Criminal Justice. Why do some people break laws? Why do most people behave? Theories of crime help us to answer these questions. Some theories locate the causes of crime in broader social structures (the economy, family breakdown, unemployment). Other theories draw our attention to biological and developmental causes, as well as the situational aspects of crime causation and prevention. And still other theories look at how social norms and values (social rules) guide and influence both…

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    have complete control and power over their victim (Krieger, 2008). IPV affects men,…

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    different approaches and theories one can follow. The theories that are most applicable to this article and situation are the learning theory and the anger-control theory. The learning theory suggests that violent behavior is learned through childhood (Hick, 2001). This social work related theory claims that boys may learn that it is acceptable to be violent. Contrarily, girls learn that it is acceptable to receive violence (Hick, 2001). According to the learning theory, a social worker may…

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    The Prison Boom

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    some of the government 's policy. In 1969 Travis Hirschi published the social control theory (Causes for Delinquency 1969) In a nutshell “Social bonds encouraged conforming behavior and prevented most people from committing crimes.” Hirschi believed that an individual may be able to dodge the pitfalls of criminality by engaging in social mechanisms of control. In my analysis, the social control theory will always yield faulty results because there is no way to account for varying values…

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    Travis Hirschi’s Control Theory states that deviance occurs when a person has no control over their environment; they stray from norms and commit crimes. Travis Hirschi also believe that humans want to belong and that criminals are made when one’s bond to society is abated. Using Hirschi’s Control Theory, crime rate is low in Japan due to conformity being crucial, the publics’ view of prison, and the punishments in prison being harsh. Juvenile delinquency rates are also low; a factor…

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