Crime in the United States
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In this article the writer discusses that Gottfredson and Hirschi theorized that self-control explained an individual's propensity to commit or refrain from engaging in criminal behavior. They asserted that those individuals involved in criminal activity, also engage in analogous behaviors that provide short-term gratification, such as smoking, drinking, gambling, and irresponsible sex. To the contrary, dominant versions of life-course theory do not depend on self-control as a factor. The writer also discusses that life-course theorists, such as Moffitt, and Sampson and Laub, theorize that life events influence whether an individual will have a proclivity for criminal behavior.
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