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THE EFFECT OF RELATIVE DEPRIVATION ON DELINQUENCY: AN ASSESSMENT OF JUVENILES

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2009
Abstract/Description:
This study examines the impact of relative deprivation on juvenile delinquency. Though this topic has been explored by several researchers, there has not been much consistency in the research due to the operationalization of key variables. Traditionally, relative deprivation has been referenced in relation to Merton's Classic Strain Theory, using economic indicators to measure relative deprivation. Webber and Runciman however, expanded upon Merton's original premise and integrated more diverse measures of relative deprivation into their research. The current study utilizes Agnew's General Strain Theory (GST) as a means to measure relative deprivation as a broader and more subjective topic. This unique approach in the study of relative deprivation utilizes aspirations as a primary measure of relative deprivation.
Title: THE EFFECT OF RELATIVE DEPRIVATION ON DELINQUENCY: AN ASSESSMENT OF JUVENILES.
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Name(s): Horne, Adrienne, Author
Ford, Jason, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines the impact of relative deprivation on juvenile delinquency. Though this topic has been explored by several researchers, there has not been much consistency in the research due to the operationalization of key variables. Traditionally, relative deprivation has been referenced in relation to Merton's Classic Strain Theory, using economic indicators to measure relative deprivation. Webber and Runciman however, expanded upon Merton's original premise and integrated more diverse measures of relative deprivation into their research. The current study utilizes Agnew's General Strain Theory (GST) as a means to measure relative deprivation as a broader and more subjective topic. This unique approach in the study of relative deprivation utilizes aspirations as a primary measure of relative deprivation.
Identifier: CFE0002710 (IID), ucf:48177 (fedora)
Note(s): 2009-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Department of Sociology
Masters
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Subject(s): Relative Deprivation
Juvenile Delinquency
Agnew
General Strain Theory
National Youth Survey
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0002710
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Host Institution: UCF

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