Friendships and Delinquency

@article{Giordano1986FriendshipsAD,
  title={Friendships and Delinquency},
  author={Peggy C. Giordano and Stephen A. Cernkovich and Meredith D. Pugh},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1986},
  volume={91},
  pages={1170 - 1202}
}
Major delinquency theories differ significantly in the ways in which they have portrayed the friendship patterns of male and, more recently, female delinquents. Psychological studies and control theory have depicted delinquents' peer relationships as inadequate or exploitive and cold, whereas subcultural theories generally emphasize the intimacy and solidarity of the delinquent gang. In spite of its pivotal theoretical role, few studies have actually examined delinquents' friendships and the… 
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