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Briar, Scott, and Irving Piliavin: Delinquency, Commitment, and Stake in Conformity

Prior to the 1950s, positivist theories explaining the causes of crime centered on motivations that led youths into antisocial and delinquent behavior. Particular focus was given to the influence of subcultural, psychoanalytical, and frustration-aggression theories. Central to these ...

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