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Legal Socialization and Delinquency  

Tom R. Tyler and Lindsay E. Rankin

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The current instrumental approach of legal authority focuses on the power of legal authorities and institutions to shape behavior by threatening to deliver negative sanctions for rule ... More

Peer Networks and Crime  

Dana L. Haynie and Derek A. Kreager

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Crime and delinquency have long been linked to peer and friendship relationships. Compared to children and adults, adolescents spend more time with friends, give them greater importance, ... More

Restoration, Shame, and the Future of Restorative Practice in U.S. Juvenile Justice  

Gordon Bazemore

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Restorative justice and reintegrative shaming theory became prominent on the North American juvenile justice scene in the mid- to late 1990s. This article considers the impact of ... More

Social Learning Theory  

Ronald L. Akers and Christine S. Sellers

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Social learning theory refers to any behavioristic approach in social science that has a cognitive or behavioral focus. Social learning theory combines the differential association theory ... More

Strain and Delinquency  

Robert Agnew

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Strain theories state that certain strains or stressors increase the likelihood of delinquency. These strains include such things as harsh parental discipline, negative relations with ... More

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