• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Differential Association Theory

  • By: Timothy B. Gongaware
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Differential association is a sociological theory developed by Edwin H. Sutherland that posits that crime and deviance are learned through interactional contexts. Published more than 60 years ago, this was the first scientific theory ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles