General strain theory, situational anger, and social networks: An assessment of conditioning influences

Capowich, George E., Mazerolle, Paul and Piquero, Alex (2001) General strain theory, situational anger, and social networks: An assessment of conditioning influences. Journal of Criminal Justice, 29 5: 445-461. doi:10.1016/S0047-2352(01)00101-5


Author Capowich, George E.
Mazerolle, Paul
Piquero, Alex
Title General strain theory, situational anger, and social networks: An assessment of conditioning influences
Journal name Journal of Criminal Justice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2352
Publication date 2001-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0047-2352(01)00101-5
Volume 29
Issue 5
Start page 445
End page 461
Total pages 17
Place of publication New York, N.Y. U.S.A.
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
370199 Sociology not elsewhere classified
750312 Youth/child development and welfare
Abstract Using a random sample of university students to test general strain theory (GST), this study expanded on previous tests of strain theory in two ways. First, situational anger was measured, a construct that had not been used thus far in assessments of general strain. In addition, this research examined the role of social support networks as a conditioning influence on the effects of strain and anger on intentions to commit three types of criminal behavior (serious assault, shoplifting, and driving under the influence of alcohol [DUI]). The results provided mixed support for GST. While the link between anger and crime was confirmed, the nature of that relationship in some cases ran counter to the theory. Moreover, the evidence indicated that the role of social support networks was complex, and varied as a conditioning influence on intentions to engage in criminal activities. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Criminology & Penology
Crime
Delinquency
Behavior
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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