Robert Merton's Strain Theory To Criminology World

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Strain theory is a very well-known theory to criminology world. Robert Merton who introduced strain theory first, believed that as a society we encourage others to committed crime and engage in deviant behaviors due to the nature of our lifestyle within our society. As we know, strain theory argues that there are pretty much two different types of people, people who are willing to reach to their American dream by working hard and not breaking any laws and others who will achieve American dream by engaging in deviant behavior in order to get to their goals. However, once other criminologists started to study strain theory and processing the details, they were able to find many inadequacies and limitations.
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