Honors Program

Honors in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Courtney Crittenden

Thesis Professor Department

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Thesis Reader(s)

Gregory Rocheleau, Matthew McBee


The current study is focused on the influence of Hirschi’s Social Control Theory on juvenile delinquency. Specifically, I examined if attachment and involvement reduced delinquency among youth using a secondary data analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The results indicated that attachment to parental and/or non-parental adults does significantly affect delinquency, but voluntary involvement in conventional activities does not.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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