General Strain Theory and Delinquency

  title={General Strain Theory and Delinquency},
  author={Byongook Moon and David M. Blurton and John D. McCluskey},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  pages={582 - 613}
The study examines the effects of recent, older, and chronic strains and of perceived injustice of strain on delinquency, sampling 777 Korean youth. Seven key strains most likely leading to delinquency, some of which were often overlooked in previous research, were included, and these are family conflict, parental punishment, teachers' punishment, financial strain, examination-related strain, being bullied, and criminal victimization. Overall, the findings provide some support for general… Expand

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