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Titolo:
Delinquency, control maintenance, and the negation of fatalism
Autore:
Brezina, T;
Indirizzi:
Tulane Univ, Dept Sociol, New Orleans, LA 70118 USA Tulane Univ New Orleans LA USA 70118 pt Sociol, New Orleans, LA 70118 USA
Titolo Testata:
JUSTICE QUARTERLY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 17, anno: 2000,
pagine: 779 - 807
SICI:
0741-8825(200012)17:4<779:DCMATN>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GENERAL STRAIN THEORY; SELF-ESTEEM; LIFE-COURSE; PERSONAL CONTROL; EMPIRICAL-TEST; BEHAVIOR; CRIME; SCHOOL; LOCUS; ADOLESCENTS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
77
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Brezina, T Tulane Univ, Dept Sociol, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 USA Tulane Univ 220 Newcomb Hall New Orleans LA USA 70118 70118 USA
Citazione:
T. Brezina, "Delinquency, control maintenance, and the negation of fatalism", JUSTICE Q, 17(4), 2000, pp. 779-807

Abstract

To account for the malicious and non-utilitarian character of much delinquent behavior, many theorists interpret delinquency as a symbolic statement of personal independence. In particular, they argue that delinquency represents a functional device or maneuver that enables youths to maintain a sense of personal control in the face of adult constraints and impositions. This study presents an empirical evaluation of this claim based on analyses oflongitudinal data from a national survey of male adolescents. The findingsare largely consistent with the "control-maintenance" argument. Data indicate that male adolescents tend to respond to adult constraints with a diminished sense of personal control (or fatalism). Delinquent involvement, however, negates the effect of such constraints. Implications for criminological theory, delinquency control, and future research are discussed.

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