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What is Travis Hirschi’s social control theory?

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surfer3 | Valedictorian

Posted September 11, 2010 at 7:23 AM via web

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What is Travis Hirschi’s social control theory?

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william1941 | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted September 11, 2010 at 10:17 PM (Answer #1)

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The Theory of Social Control created by Travis Hirschi places a lot of emphasis on the role that is played by the society in controlling criminal behavior. According to the theory society has a very important role to play in controlling crime and it is not possible for all the responsibility to be placed on the individuals committing the crime. Almost all delinquency is the result of a lack of monitoring by the authorities and the family of the delinquents. Relationships and commitments are given a very important role here in determining whether laws are broken by people.

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