Broidy And Agnew's General Strain Theory

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Empirical background After Robert Agnew introduced the General Strain theory in 1992, he received several support from researchers regarding of his theory including himself. Broidy and Agnew (1997) conducted a study on why the crime rate is higher among males and why also females engage in crime. Broidy and Agnew (1997) hypothesized that males are always subject to different types of strain that would result to serious crime and also males are always subject to financial strain and interpersonal conflict that would lead into violence. Broidy and Agnew (1997) found that females commit crime when they are restricted of conversation, physical and emotional expression, social life and others. Years later, Agnew (2001) examined the characteristics of strainful events and conditions that influence their relationship to crime and he found out that strains are most likely to result in crime when they are seen as “unjust, high in magnitude, associated with low social control, and create some pressure or incentive to engage in criminal coping.” Agnew (2002) used data from the National Survey of Children to examine on which certain major personality traits condition to affect strain. It was consisted of two wave data. First wave, they conducted surveys and interviewed among 2,300 children between the ages 7 and 11 in 1976. The second wave was conducted after five years among 1,423 children ages 122 to 16. Agnew, Brezina, Wright and Cullen (2002) revealed that the’’ high in

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