Assumptions about “Motivation towards crime”. Strain theory: motivation from some sort of strain (e.g. blocked opportunity) Learning theory: motivation from delinquent peers Control theory: there is enough natural motivation towards crime No need to “build in” extra motivation.
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Provide immediate gratification
Require little skill/planning
Provide few/meager long term
Result in pain/discomfort to a
People with low self-control
Physical (as opposed to mental)
Low verbal ability
Is Patterson a “social learning” or “control” theorist???