(13) Individual Traits

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Unformatted text preview: What Impact Do Individual Traits Have on Delinquency? Agnew (13) Introduction to Individual Definition : relatively stable ways of perceiving, thinking about, and behaving toward the environment and oneself Certain traits increase likelihood of delinquency Clusters of related traits called “super-traits” l 1. low self-control composed of several specific traits l 2. debate over how many super-traits and What Traits Increase the Likelihood of Delinquency? Low verbal IQ Low self control irritability Low Verbal IQ Low verbal IQ l 1. individuals have trouble expressing themselves, remembering information, and thinking abstractly l 2. explaining how low verbal IQ increases likelihood of delinquency a. strain theory • (1) increases strain by making it more difficult to achieve goals and by increasing likelihood of negative relationships with others • (2) decreases likelihood of coping through legitimate channels b. social learning theory: reduces likelihood of reinforcement for conventional behavior c. control theory • (1) leads to poor school performance, thus weakening one’s stake in conformity • (2) reduces ability to foresee consequences of offending and to exercise self-control Low Self Control Low self-control l 1. consists of several specific traits a. impulsivity, a....
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2008 for the course CRJU 360 taught by Professor Spencer during the Summer '08 term at Northeastern.

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