Delinquent Friends and Reactions to Strain: An Examination of Direct and Indirect Pathways
Spohn, Ryan E., Western Criminology Review
Abstract: Strain theorists acknowledge that only some strained individuals become involved in delinquency. Thus, a necessary research objective is to determine the conditions under which strain results in deviant adaptations. The goal of this research is to examine the conditioning effects of exposure to delinquent friends/peer pressure on the relationship between strain and delinquency. Whereas Agnew (1992, 2001, 2006) argues that a criminogenic environment will increase the effect of strain on delinquency, Warr's (1993) research indicates that other correlates of delinquency lose their influence when adolescents are enmeshed in a network of delinquent peers. In testing these competing …
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Publication information: Article title: Delinquent Friends and Reactions to Strain: An Examination of Direct and Indirect Pathways. Contributors: Spohn, Ryan E. - Author. Journal title: Western Criminology Review. Volume: 13. Issue: 1 Publication date: April 2012. Page number: 16+. © Western Criminology Review Apr 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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