Self-Control Theory and Delinquent Behavior Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Self-Control Theory and Delinquent Behavior
A discussion of delinquent behavior and self-control theory.
# 130825 | 2,000 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper looks at a case study which illustrates how latent traits and environmental factors combine to create delinquent behavior. Specifically, the paper explores the family life of a trouble teen and the failed interventions which sought to rescue him from a life of crime. The paper also looks at the consequences of the young person's actions and considers how his behavior fits in with orthodox descriptions of delinquent behavior. Finally, the paper looks at two theories which offer potential explanations for the young person's behavior and suggests that one of them appears to offer a more accurate insight into "Steven's" plight than the other - although both social control theory and self-control theory (the one eventually favored) have their merits in this instance.

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