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NCJ Number: 40507 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINOLOGY - TESTING ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF DELINQUENCY CAUSATION
Journal: JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW & CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:67  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1976)  Pages:450-460
Author(s): J R HEPBURN
Corporate Author: Williams and Wilkins Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Williams and Wilkins Co
Baltimore, MD 21202
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STUDY OF DELINQUENT ASSOCIATIONS AND LACK OF FAMILY SUPPORT AS CAUSAL FACTORS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES DIFFERENTIAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIAL CONTROL THEORY BEFORE PRESENTING HIS STUDY. TO PROVIDE DATA FOR ANALYZING THE DIFFERENT CAUSAL ALTERNATIVE THEORIES, 139 MALES, AGES 14-17, OF A MEDIUM-SIZED MIDWESTERN CITY WERE ASKED TO COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRES PERTAINING TO THE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS OF ADOLESCENTS. MULTIPLE ANALYSES OF QUESTIONNAIRE DATA RELATING TO DELINQUENT ASSOCIATES AND LACK OF FAMILY SUPPORT WERE MADE. THE DATA SUPPORTED THE SOCIAL CONTROL THEORY OF HIRSCHI THAT SUGGESTS THAT DELINQUENT DEFINITIONS, PRECEDES DELINQUENT ASSOCIATES, THE FAMILY SERVING TO LIMIT THE EXTENT OF DELINQUENT ASSOCIATES....TWH
Index Term(s): Data analysis; Home environment; Juvenile delinquency factors; Models
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