Academic dishonesty and low self‐control: An empirical test of a general theory of crime

@inproceedings{Cochran1998AcademicDA,
  title={Academic dishonesty and low self‐control: An empirical test of a general theory of crime},
  author={John K. Cochran and Peter B. Wood and Christine S. Sellers and Wendy Wilkerson and Mitchell B. Chamlin},
  year={1998}
}
This study uses academic dishonesty as a unique type of fraudulent behavior upon which to test Gottfredson and Hirschi's general theory of crime. The study utilizes self‐report data from a survey of undergraduate students enrolled in sociology courses at a large southwestern university. With these data, the authors examine a number of the core theoretical propositions of Gottfredson and Hirschi's theory. That is, we test issues concerning the dimensionality of low self‐control, the influence of… CONTINUE READING

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