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NCJ Number: 35055 Find in a Library
Title: STUDENT PROTESTERS AND GANG DELINQUENTS - TOWARD A THEORY OF COLLECTIVE DEVIANCE
Journal: SOCIOLOGICAL FOCUS  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:27-46
Author(s): P C WASBURN
Corporate Author: North Central Sociological Assoc
University of Akron
Dept of Sociology
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: North Central Sociological Assoc
Akron, OH 44325
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY ATTEMPTS SOME THEORETICAL INTEGRATION BY VIEWING STUDENT PROTEST AS AN INSTANCE OF A MORE GENERAL CLASS OF SOCIAL PHENOMENON - COLLECTIVE DEVIANCE.
Abstract: FOUR THEORIES OF GANG DELINQUENCY, ANOTHER WELL-STUDIED FORM OF COLLECTIVE DEVIANCE, ARE EXTENDED AND APPLIED TO STUDENT PROTEST. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE APPLICABILITY OF EACH OF THESE APPROACHES TO STUDENT PROTEST REVEALS THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WHICH MUST BE ADDRESSED BY ANY GENERAL THEORY OF COLLECTIVE DEVIANCE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT NONE OF THE GENERAL APPROACHES TO COLLECTIVE DEVIANCE EXTENDED FROM ORIGINAL THEORIES OF SUBCULTURAL DELINQUENCY IS WHOLLY APPLICABLE TO STUDENT PROTEST. EACH OF THESE THEORIES HOWEVER IS SAID TO RELATE A NUMBER OF PREVIOUSLY UNCONNECTED FINDINGS ON STUDENT PROTEST, SUGGESTS EXPLANATIONS OF CERTAIN OF ITS IMPORTANT FEATURES, HELP IDENTIFY UNRESOLVED EMPIRICAL ISSUES, AND SUGGEST SOME NEW HYPOTHESES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Deviance; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Student disorders
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