Social Control Theory and Crime
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This paper examines the study of criminology, further considering whysome people follow society's rules and lead law-abiding lives, while others refuse to obey them. This essay explores the response of Sampson and Laub to this central question. Their life course theory was a particular kind of social control theory. The paper further points out that while Sampson and Laub did not provide definitive and all-embracing answers, they did at least provide an explanation that takes into account more aspects of people's lives than some other social control theories.
From the Paper:"Criminology is primarily concerned with a central mystery: why do some people follow society's rules and lead law-abiding lives, while others refuse to obey them (at least some of the time), leading to the need for an entire criminal justice system, and making it impossible for the rest of us to live in complete peace, due to our fear of unlawful attacks? This essay will examine the response of Sampson and Laub (1992) to this central question. Their life course theory was a particular kind of social control theory. As will be shown, while Sampson and Laub (1992) did not provide..."
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