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SOCIAL BOND THEORY.docx

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Criminology
Course Code
CRIM 2416
Professor
B.Cartwright

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SOCIAL BOND THEORY • Form of social control theory by Travis Hirschi • Attachment = ties of affection and respect, with parents, school teachers • Commitment = getting good education, learning trade or profession, finding a good job • Involvement =being involved in school, in recreation, with family, organized sports team, pro-social recreation • Belief = shared values – it’s wrong to steal, people should respect the law LOW SELF-CONTROL (Gottfredson and Hirschi) • Low self-control advanced as main cause of crime in Gottfredson and Hirschi’s 1990 book A General Theory of Crime
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