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Unformatted text preview: Cannot be Self-Control since Self-Control Remains Constant Variations in Crime Rates a Product of Opportunity Structures. Opportunities for Crimes More Readily Available to Certain Individuals, Certain Areas. Those Without Access to Opportunities Will Engage in Other Forms of Low Self-Control: • Drinking • Cheating • Absenteeism • Self-Centeredness • Gambling • Smoking Problems: 1. Tautological Theory People are Defined as Having Low Self-Control by Seeing if they Engage in Low Self-Control Behaviors. It Must be Defined by Some Other Criteria. 2. Fails to Account for All Crimes. 3. Relationship between Self-Control and Opportunity Unclear....
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- Winter '09
- Sociology, low self-control, Low Self-Control Combined, Self-Control Remains Constant