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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 2416
Professor
B.Cartwright
Semester
Summer

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CONTAINMENT THEORY • Form of social control theory developed by Walter Reckless (1967) • Family and other social bonds control delinquent behavior • Inner containment, e.g., self-control, good self-image, ability to tolerate frustration (More psychological) • Outer containment, e.g., family values, institutional reinforcement, effective supervision (Sociological variable) • Internal pushes, e.g., restlessness, impatience, anger (Psychological dimension) • External pul
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