(8) Control Theory

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Control Theory JD: Causes and Control (8) Introduction to Control Explains conformity rather than delinquency Conform because of controls or restraints 1. belief that delinquency is wrong Why Juveniles Conform and Sometimes Deviate Some individuals high in control 1. believe delinquency very wrong 2. believe delinquency would be heavily sanctioned Some individuals low in control 1. believe delinquency only a little bit wrong 2. believe delinquency would not Control Theory and Social Learning Theory (Similarities) Both focus on extent to which delinquency is prevented through sanctions Differences 1. social learning theory focuses on factors that motivate delinquency 2. control theory assumes all juveniles naturally motivated toward delinquency Major Types of Control Direct control Stake in Conformity Internal control Direct Control...
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