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  • Social Control Theories Of Crime

    Criminology is defined as a branch of sociology that gives an account of the causes of crime, some of the effects of crime and their social implications in the society. The development of human beings is controlled by traits that individuals are 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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  • The Pros And Cons Of Social Control

    Social control revolves around why people conform or break social norms in society by exploring macro-sociological and micro-sociological perspectives. Macro-sociological perspective studies the formal system such as groups, laws, and enforcement that prohibit bad behavior. While the micro-sociological focuses on an individual’s internal belief, values and self-controls. For example, social control believes forces such as family, friends, religion, and moral beliefs regulate human behavior and…

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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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  • Gaming Subculture, Social Control, And Virtual Criminality Case Study

    Introduction In a study completed by Steven Downing, Gaming Subculture, Social Control, and Virtual Criminality: An Ethnographic Account, he observed the dynamics of formal and informal actions amongst gamers, whom were the subjects to participate in video games under Downing 's observed setting. The goal was to monitor the reactions these massively multiplayer online games, typically found on PCs, had on the gamers emotions and actions compared to the deviant and criminal behaviors which…

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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…

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  • Analysis Of Travis Hirschi's Social Control Theory

    Robert Agnew, and Robert Sampson were discussing their reasons why there is a high violent crime rate in Chicago. Since I could overhear the conversation, I can lay out the dialogue exchange among these men. Most importantly the reasoning, assumptions, empirical validity, weaknesses, and policy 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

    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 certain group, but anyone can become delinquent. Criminality is created through the social bonds…

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  • Social Control Theory Essay

    Control theories dictate that individuals conform to what society motivates. Social controls predict whether deviance occurs or not (Reiss, 1951). Control theory focuses on why society conform to deviant behavior, rather than most theories focusing on individuals deviating from social norms. Control theory has been compared to many other theories of criminal behavior. Hirschi and Gottfredson (1990) referred to theories as positivistic. Positivistic theories motivate people to commit crimes. In…

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  • Difference Between Social Order And Social Control

    the moral codes are implanted. The Family functions as an institution of social control by socializing individuals as to accepted and expected norms, values and standards of behaviour of the wider society. If we conform we are praised, but if we deviate from these accepted values we are punished. This punishment may take various forms such as grounding, taking away one’s cellphone ridicule or gossip. This process of learning the rules and values is reinforced by our friends. When transitioning…

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

    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 environment, and some theories explain differences of the individual and others explain differences in social…

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