Long-Term Social-Psychological Influences on Deviant Attitudes and Criminal Behavior

  • Alan W. Stacy
  • Michael D. Newcomb
Part of the Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (LRSB)


Various forms of antisocial attitudes and deviant behaviors have been addressed in traditional theoretical perspectives, such as theories of strain (Cloward, 1959; Merton, 1957), control (Hirschi, 1969), and social learning (Akers, Krohn, Lanza-Kaduce, & Radosevich, 1979). There have also been attempts to integrate some combination of strain, control, and social learning propositions in the explanation of deviance (Elliot, Huizinga, & Ageton, 1985; Jessor, Graves, Hanson, & Jessor, 1968; Kaplan, 1985). Even though substantial progress in theoretical development is apparent in this line of research, few studies have investigated differential predictions over an extended period of time using comprehensive analytical designs (for reviews, see Johnson, Wish, Schmeidler, & Huizinga, 1991; Loeber & Dishion, 1983).


Deviant Behavior Traditional Theory Educational Aspiration Differential Association Hard Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan W. Stacy
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael D. Newcomb
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Prevention Research, Department of Preventive MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Division of Counseling and Educational PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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