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Broidy, Lisa M., and Robert Agnew: A General Strain Theory of Gender and Crime

General strain theory (GST) argues that stressful conditions and events lead to criminal behavior. This is because strain causes negative emotions and negative emotions, in some cases, are efficiently alleviated by crime. For example, children who are being abused by a ...

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