SOCIAL CONTROL THEORY
SOCIAL CONTROL THEORY explains why
all of us do not commit crime. Social control theory explains why people are law-abiding?
Social control theory is about the many ways in which social control works in family,
schools and work situations. The answer is in dimensions of social
A Longitudinal Test of
Social Control Theory and Delinquency - ROBERT AGNEW - Recent longitudinal research find that cross-sectional
studies have exaggerated the importance of Travis
Warner Hirschi's social control theory.
Social Control Theory and
Michael D. Wiatrowski, David B. Griswold and Mary K. Roberts - American Sociological
Review - Vol. 46, No.5.
Travis Warner Hirschi's social control theory proposes that delinquents fail to form a social bond to society consisting of attachment, commitment,
Generalizability of Social Control Theory: An Empirical Test - Marianne Junger,
Ineke Haen Marshall - Multivariate analysis
support the key propositions.
The Weak Strength of
Social Control Theory - David F. Greenberg
A self-reported delinquency data from the
Richmond Youth Survey indicates that social control theory has only limited explanatory
Self-Control and Social
Bonds: A Combined Control Perspective on Deviance
Douglas Longshore, Eunice Chang, Shih-chao Hsieh, Nena Messina, Integrated Substance Abuse
Programs, University of California, Los Angeles
Results support the utility of integrating self-control and social bonding perspectives on
Exploring the Utility of
Social Control Theory for Youth Development
Issues of Attachment, Involvement, and Gender - ANGELA J. HUEBNER, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University, SHERRY C. BETTS, University of Arizona
To examine the utility of social control theory's "attachment" and
"involvement" bonds as protective factors to examine gender differences in
reports of delinquency.
Religion and Social Control: An Application of a Modified Social Bond on
Violence - Michael A. Cretacci
Whether the elements of a social bond which includes religion will have an impact on
violence across developmental stages.
The Integrated Social Control Model and Ethnicity
The Case of Puerto Rican American Delinquency - ORLANDO RODRIGUEZ, DAVID
Delinquency research has not addressed the question raised by ethnographic research studies. The extent to
which the delinquency of specific ethnic
groups can be modeled with a general theory. Elliott, Huizinga, and Ageton's
analytical model of delinquency based on an integration of social control, social
learning, and strain theory.
Juvenile Delinquency in
The Republic of China: A Chinese Empirical Study of Social Control Theory
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Volume:12
Issue:1, C J Sheu
An explanation can be offered only when there is empirical
evidence to verify the applicability of Social Control Theory to Chinese society.
Longitudinal Analysis of
Social Control Theory - M D Smith
Social control theory is more successful than theories of delinquency as its premises
allow for interpretations of variations in delinquent behavior. Results demonstrated
the validity of the social control theory as an explanation of
TESTING SOCIAL CONTROL THEORY AND DIFFERENTIAL
ASSOCIATION: A REANALYSIS OF THE RICHMOND YOUTH PROJECT DATA - BARBARA J.
COSTELLO, PAUL R. VOWELL
Matsueda tested social control theory against differential association theory using
Hirschi's Richmond Youth Project data. Results are more supportive of social control
theory than differential association theory.