Bullies, Fights, and Guns: Testing Self-control Theory with Juveniles
Most examinations of juvenile violence are limited in the behaviors studied and the theories used. To address these issues Nofziger applies a test of Gottfredson and Hirschi's (1990) General Theory of Crime to a range of violent and intimidating acts. She explores bullying, fighting, and weapon related behaviors and tests the effects of self-control and opportunity with survey data on 1200 juveniles. The analysis indicates that greater self-control decreases intimidation and violence and that greater opportunity increases the same behaviors. The study supports self-control theory and suggests that lessened self-control and increased opportunity encourage the behaviors under investigation.
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Juvenile Intimidation Violence and SelfControl
Data Collection and Sample Characteristics
Demographic Characteristics of Sample Age Sex
Measuring the Key Concepts of SelfControl and
1 Items and Coding for SelfControl Measures
Comparison of Fit Statistics of SelfControl
Items and Coding for Opportunity Measure
Structural Equation Modeling Predicting
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