Theoretical Explanations for Theft in Canada


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Theoretical Explanations for Theft in Canada
This paper explores theft in Canada and approaches the phenomenon from a sociological perspective; it does not approach the matter from a psychological or social work perspective. The three sociological theories which appear to offer the best explanation for why this sort of thing (robbery) happens are the following trio: Differential association theory as articulated by Edwin Sutherland; general strain theory as articulated by Robert Agnew; and cultural transmission theory or sub-cultural theory which posits that certain sub-cultures embrace certain types of deviant behaviour. This essay will briefly explain each theory and why each one appears to offer a solid rationale for robbery in Canadian...
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