Causes of Delinquency
Hirschi studies data and rejects the two prevailing theories -- the criminal is either one who is a frustrated striver forced into deliquency by his acceptance of goals common to us all or one who is an innocent foreigner attempting to obey the rules of a society that is not in a position to make the law or define "evil" conduct. Rather he states the case that delinquents are often free of serious intimate attachments, aspirations, and moral beliefs that bind most people under the theory of social control.
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A Control Theory of Delinquency
The Sample and the Data
What is Delinquency?
The Social Distribution of Delinquency
Attachment to Parents
Attachment to the School
Attachment to Peers
Commitment to Conventional Lines of Action
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