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Unformatted text preview: wrong -Once this is accomplished individuals can engage in delinquency and crime unencumbered -This helps an offender maintain a law abiding identity despite having violated Popular Neutralizations -Denial of responsibility (accident)-Denial of injury -Denial of victim (rightful retaliation- just desserts)-Condemnation of condemners (tagging victims as hypocrites)-Appeal to higher loyalties (family, peers) Travis Hirschi, Cause of Control -Social control theory emphasizes bonds formed with o 1) Family o 2) School o 3) Peers-4 elements of the bond o Attachment- emotional/affective bond, psychological presence o Commitment- rational component, consequences, those with nothing to lose can deviate o Involvement- idle hands, weakest element o Belief- in the moral worth of societys law...
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