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Riki BurroughsDr. Dotter CJ 505Annotated Bibliography of Criminological TheoriesAgnew, R., & Scheuerman, H. (2017, May 18). Strain theories. Retrieved from This article is about the strain theory and states that certain strains increase the likelihood of crime. Strains lead to a different type of emotions such as negative ones. Frustration and anger are the types of negative emotions that can occur. The emptions create pressures that lead to reactions that lead to crime as a response. Crime is used to reduce or escape away from strain and issues.The purpose of this article is to explain how the strain theory associates within society. This theory is illustrating that if an individual cannot obtain employment they may engage in theft or selling drugs to obtain money, or seek revenge, or even to feel better. The major versions of strain theory are 1) the strains most likely to lead to crime, 2) why strains increase crime, and 3) the factors that lead a person to or dissuade a person from responding to strains with a crime.Bandura, A., & Walters, R. (1966, February). Review: Social Learning and Personality Development. Retrieved from In this article, Bandura and Walters summarize major issues in the learning theory. They focus mainly on the more debatable ones, as they apply to the socialization of children. Their primary topics are moral behavior, deviance, imitation, and methods of changing behavior.The authors version of modeling stresses the importance of the social agents as sources of the behavioral patterns. They felt that the theorists that neglect imitation and modeling are taken to task for their inability to account for such problems as the acquisition of responses and learning by observation rather than direct reinforcement.

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