Types of neutralization and types of delinquency

  title={Types of neutralization and types of delinquency},
  author={Jim Mitchell and R. A. Dodder},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
Neutralization theory was tested with questionnaires administered to a random sample of public school students (N=298) and institutionalized male delinquents (N=53). Nye-Short delinquency items were factor analyzed to yield three dimensions of delinquency (Predatory, Minor, and Aggressive), and each of the five techniques of neutralization was scored separately. Patterns of acceptance of neutralization techniques were similar among high school males, high school females, and institutionalized… Expand
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