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Social Theories: Hirshi

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York University
CRIM 1650
James Williams

October 17 2012 Hirshi- A Control Theory of Delinquency  Social Bonds - Attachment (Anti-social attachments; parents, friends) - Commitment (to school, to laws, goals, to oneself) - Involvement (sports, clubs, community) - Belief (religion) Can Restrain People from Acting on their Desire To Act Illegally. If you don’t have these things it causes problems. Attachment - Durkheim- We are moral beings as long as we are social beings (if you can tbe social with people, you are immoral) - Internalizing Norms (comparing an abnormal life to your life) - Anomie (society has let you down- someone couldn’t care less what happens to them; no one can help you) Commitment - Considering the cost o deviant behaviour. E.G Education, Business Career. - Assumes that the organization of Society is such that the interests of most persons would be endangered if they were to engage in criminal acts. Belief - Socialized into deviant behaviour. - Beliefs are treated as mere words when other forms of control are missing. (eg love is a form of control; 1) If you believe your parents love you and then they don’t, you won’t care what you do! 2) Child abuse- not beat children, but love them) - Rationalization of the act and the Belief are in it. HIRSCHI - Attachment and C
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