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Textbook on Criminology

Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

Katherine S. Williams
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date: 01 December 2023

12. Anomie, strain and juvenile subculturelocked

12. Anomie, strain and juvenile subculturelocked

  • Katherine S. WilliamsKatherine S. WilliamsLecturer in Law, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter examines juvenile criminality and peer groups. The discussions cover the concept of anomie and criminality; relative deprivation, strain, and social exclusion; subcultural theories of juvenile deviance; and David Matza and Gresham Sykes' theory of delinquency.

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