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General Strain Theory and Biosocial Criminology: Pathways to Successful Theoretical Integration
General strain theory and biosocial criminology: Pathways to successful theoretical integration
John M.StognerUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Introduction

Perhaps none of the major theoretical models in the field of criminology have the potential to be as intricately and effectively linked to biosocial research as Agnew's (1992, 2006) general strain theory (GST). Though the following pages will show that general strain theory has the potential to become a solid sociological segment within an integrated and influential explication of crime and deviance, strain theorization and research typically omits biological influences. This has not been without consequence; once a leading perspective in the field, strain theories have recently been relegated to second-tier status with the field intently focusing on ...

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