Conducta antisocial adolescente bajo un enfoque integrador de tres teorías criminológicas

Morillo, S and Birkbeck, CH ORCID: 2018, 'Conducta antisocial adolescente bajo un enfoque integrador de tres teorías criminológicas' , Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 23 (3) , pp. 76-88.

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In order to test the theories of Differential Association, Social Control and General Crime, the relationship between antisocial behavior and key constructs of the theories was analyzed, namely, “favourable definitions” (differential association), “attachment” (social control) and “self-control”. The propositional integrated side-by-side approach of Tibbets and Hemmens (2010) was used to determine the weight of said constructs in the prediction of antisocial behavior with a binary logistic regression model entering the explanatory variables in blocks. Sociodemographic variables such as sex and the size of the city were included. A total of 2,395 adolescents were surveyed in schools located in three cities (large, medium and small) in Venezuela. The results show that, of the three variables derived from differential association theory, the favourable definitions of friends towards participation in criminal acts served as predictors of antisocial behavior at the individual level. Of the ten variables derived from social control theory, attachment to school and participation in activities without family supervision predict antisocial behaviour. Self-control (from the general theory of crime) also predicts antisocial behavior.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Revista de Ciencias Sociales
Publisher: Universidad del Zulia
ISSN: 1315-9518
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Funders: ConConsejo de Desarrollo Humanístico, Científico, Tecnológico y Artístico (CDCHTA) de la Universidad de Los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela)
Depositing User: CH Birkbeck
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 08:58
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:05

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