Applying General Strain Theory Paper

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Applying General Strain Theory to School Bullying Leslie Poulos – 120305250 November 18th, 2014 CC 300 Introduction General strain theory was first developed and introduced by Robert K. Merton in the book Social Structure and Anomie, and it has been further developed and refined over time. The most notable development of this theory was by Robert Agnew in the article Pressured Into Crime: General Strain Theory. This theory contends that individuals experience a wide variety of strains and to gain some relieve from these strains, use deviant or criminal methods of coping. However, it has become evident that middle-class individuals commit crimes or are drawn to deviancy despite having the means to gain monetary success or other social…show more content…
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