Honors in Criminal Justice and Criminology
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Criminal Justice and Criminology
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.
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Lower, Samantha M., "CONTROLLING JUVENILE BEHAVIOR: An Empirical Test of Hirschi's Attachment and Involvement" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 220. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/220
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