Publication Date

4-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Abstract

General strain theory has accumulated a considerable amount of empirical support. Many of these assessments have tested the direct relationship that strain has on crime and delinquency. The research presented here examines the relationship between schools and delinquency within a general strain theory perspective. More specifically, this research examines how schools can not only act as a source of an individual's strain and subsequent delinquency but also be a source for mediating or coping with strain and minimizing delinquency. To test the relationship between schools and delinquency, data from the National Educational Longitudinal Survey (NELS:88) are analyzed in a model of general strain that specifies sources of school-based strain and sources of school-based mechanisms for controlling strain.

Publication Title

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

115

Last Page

135

DOI

10.1177/1541204007308430

Version

Author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) and post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing); Author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF

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