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Traditional strain theory received substantial empirical attention for a prolonged period of time, but it currently occupies a marginal position in criminology. Efforts to revitalize and elaborate it have occurred under the rubric of Agnew's general strain theory.

By Richard A. Cloward and Lloyd E. Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press, Most users should sign in with their email address.

Theory of differential opportunity (Cloward & Ohlin)

The theory of differential opportunities combines learning, subculture, anomie and social disorganization theories and expands them to include the recognition that for criminal behaviour there must also be access to illegitimate means. Richard A. Cloward und Lloyd E. On the one hand, the approach is based on Sutherland, starting from the assumption that criminal motives, techniques and rationalizations are learned through criminal associations. On the other hand, Cloward and Ohlin share with Merton and Cohen the notion that deviant behaviour is a consequence of the stratum-specific pressure to adapt, or more precisely of blocked access to legitimate means, and that this adaptation according to Cohen typically takes place collectively through interaction processes in groups. Cloward and Ohlin see the answer, which is why not all persons suffering from adaptation problems become criminals, in the fact that access to illegitimate means can also be blocked for criminal action — the opportunities differentiate.

Gangs and group-level processes were once central phenomena for criminological theory and research. By the mid's, however, gang research was primarily displaced by studies of individual behavior using randomized self-report surveys, a shift that also removed groups from the theoretical foreground. In this project, we return to the group level to test competing theoretical claims about delinquent group structure. We use network-based clustering methods to identify friendship groups in two ninth grade cohorts of 27 Pennsylvania and Iowa schools. We then relate group-level measures of delinquency and drinking to network measures of group size, friendship reciprocity, transitivity, structural cohesion, stability, average popularity, and network centrality. We find significant negative correlations between group delinquency and all of our network measures, suggesting that delinquent groups are less solidary and less central to school networks than non-delinquent groups. Further analyses, however, reveal that these correlations are primarily explained by other group characteristics, such as gender composition and socioeconomic status.

Strain and Opportunity Structures

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Delinquency and opportunity : a theory of delinquent gangs

Explain how illegitimate opportunity structures function in different subcultures. If you recall, social strain theory develops a typology of deviance in which an individual can deviate on two planes. An individual can be deviant by refusing to accept social norms or an individual can deviate by accepting social norms but using deviant means to achieve their realization. In the context of the U.

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Community Culture and the Social Worker The professional social worker may be described as a person engaged in a planned and systematic attempt to bring about changes in habitual patterns of behavior of those with whom he works. This is not, of course, the only way the social worker's role can be conceptualized, but this conceptualization can provide a useful point of departure-especially in regard to those areas of behavior which appear at the same time to be largely supported by community norms and to present problems. An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Corner-Group-Worker Method of Controlling Delinquency in Juvenile Gangs Nature of the Project: The Special Youth Program SYP is a demonstration program set up to test the effectiveness of several techniques for controlling and reducing juvenile delinquency in a densely populated, rapidly changing, lower-income area of Boston.

Cloward and Ohlin: Illegitimate Opportunity Structures (1960)

Cloward and Ohlin sought to combine the theories of Merton and Cohen to explain the different kinds of criminal subcultures they identified in contemporary America. Echoing Merton, they argued that there was a " legitimate opportunity structure" what Merton had meant by the socially-acceptable means to achieving social goals , but they also identified an alternative "illegitimate opportunity structure" which was available through gang membership. However, just as not all people could easily access the legitimate opportunity structure and material success Merton's concept of strain , there could also be a strain in relation to illegitimate opportunity structures. Because someone is unable to become wealthy through working hard and gaining qualifications does not mean that they will easily find a criminal path to wealth and success.

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Aggressive Behavior pp Cite as. Delinquent youth gangs in the United States, as a social or, better, antisocial phenomenon, ebb and flow in terms of both their numbers and societal impact. In the early s, there are more of them, more gang youth drug involvement, and greater levels of violence being perpetrated by such youth. The present chapter seeks to describe the sources and substance of this phenomenon and, with a particular focus on gang violence, examine an array of preventative and rehabilitative interventions which have been employed toward delinquency and aggression-reduction ends. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Jackson Toby; Delinquency and Opportunity: A Theory of Delinquent Gangs. By Richard A. This content is only available as a PDF. Download all slides.

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Delinquency and opportunity : a theory of delinquent gangs