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"This is the first single volume, in-depth, authoritative discussion of the background, concepts, development, modifications, and empirical tests of social learning theory.

Author: Ronald L. Akers

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 1412809991

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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The social learning theory of crime integrates Edwin H.Sutherland's diff erential association theory with behaviorallearning theory. It is a widely accepted and appliedapproaches to criminal and deviant behavior. However,it is also widely misinterpreted, misstated, and misapplied. This is the fi rst single volume, in-depth, authoritativediscussion of the background, concepts, development,modifications, and empirical tests of social learningtheory. Akers begins with a personal account of Sutherland'sinvolvement in criminology and the origins of hisinfl uential perspective. He then traces the intellectualhistory of Sutherland's theory as well as social learningtheory, providing a comprehensive explanation of howeach theory approaches illegal behavior. Akers reviewsresearch on various correlates and predictors of crime anddelinquency that may be used as operational measures ofdifferential association, reinforcement, and other sociallearning concepts. Akers proposes a new, integrated theory of sociallearning and social structure that links group diff erencesin crime to individual conduct. He concludes with acogent discussion of the implications of social learningtheory for criminology and public policy. Now availablein paperback, with a new introduction by the author, thisvolume will be invaluable to professionals and for use incourses in criminology and deviance. Ronald L. Akers is professor of criminologyand sociology in the Department ofCriminology, Law and Society, Universityof Florida. He is the author of Drugs,Alcohol, and Society: Structure, Process,and Policy, Deviant Behavior: A SocialLearning Approach, and CriminologicalTheories: Introduction, Evaluation, andApplication.
2009 By Ronald L. Akers

In this concluding chapter I will present a Social Structure-Social Learning (SSSL) theory of crime. Its basic assumption is that social learning is the primary process linking social structure to individual behavior.

Author: Ronald Akers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351490146

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

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The social learning theory of crime integrates Edwin H. Sutherland's diff erential association theory with behavioral learning theory. It is a widely accepted and applied approaches to criminal and deviant behavior. However, it is also widely misinterpreted, misstated, and misapplied.This is the fi rst single volume, in-depth, authoritative discussion of the background, concepts, development, modifications, and empirical tests of social learning theory. Akers begins with a personal account of Sutherland's involvement in criminology and the origins of his infl uential perspective. He then traces the intellectual history of Sutherland's theory as well as social learning theory, providing a comprehensive explanation of how each theory approaches illegal behavior. Akers reviews research on various correlates and predictors of crime and delinquency that may be used as operational measures of differential association, reinforcement, and other social learning concepts.Akers proposes a new, integrated theory of social learning and social structure that links group diff erences in crime to individual conduct. He concludes with a cogent discussion of the implications of social learning theory for criminology and public policy. Now available in paperback, with a new introduction by the author, this volume will be invaluable to professionals and for use in courses in criminology and deviance.
2017-07-28 By Ronald Akers

When the social learning variables are entered with the social structure variables in the regressions (the SSSL columns), the betas for all 12 of the original significant relationships involving social structure variables are attenuated ...

Author: Gary Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351490115

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Social learning theory has been called the dominant theory of crime and delinquency in the United States, yet it is often misrepresented. This latest volume in the distinguished Advances in Criminological Theory series explores the impact of this theory. Some equate it with differential association theory. Others depict it as little more than a micro-level appendage to cultural deviance theories. There have been earlier attempts to clarify the theory's unique features in comparison to other theories, and others have applied it to broader issues. These efforts are extended in this volume, which focuses on developing, applying, and testing the theory on a variety of criminal and delinquent behavior. It applies the theory to treatment and prevention, moving social learning into a global context for the twenty-first century. This comprehensive volume includes the latest work, tests, and theoretical advances in social learning theory and will be particularly helpful to criminologists, sociologists, and psychologists. It may also be of interest to those concerned with current issues relating to delinquency, drug use/abuse, and drinking/alcohol abuse.
2017-07-28 By Gary Jensen

This is the fi rst single volume, in-depth, authoritative discussion of the background, concepts, development, modifications, and empirical tests of social learning theory.

Author: Ronald Akers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138532797

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Page: 469

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The social learning theory of crime integrates Edwin H. Sutherland's diff erential association theory with behavioral learning theory. It is a widely accepted and applied approaches to criminal and deviant behavior. However, it is also widely misinterpreted, misstated, and misapplied. This is the fi rst single volume, in-depth, authoritative discussion of the background, concepts, development, modifications, and empirical tests of social learning theory. Akers begins with a personal account of Sutherland's involvement in criminology and the origins of his infl uential perspective. He then traces the intellectual history of Sutherland's theory as well as social learning theory, providing a comprehensive explanation of how each theory approaches illegal behavior. Akers reviews research on various correlates and predictors of crime and delinquency that may be used as operational measures of differential association, reinforcement, and other social learning concepts. Akers proposes a new, integrated theory of social learning and social structure that links group diff erences in crime to individual conduct. He concludes with a cogent discussion of the implications of social learning theory for criminology and public policy. Now available in paperback, with a new introduction by the author, this volume will be invaluable to professionals and for use in courses in criminology and deviance.
2017-09-20 By Ronald Akers

Social Structure and Social Learning Social learning theory has, for most of its history, been conceptualized as a micro-level ... However, even as early as 1968, Akers linked social structure with the learning process, emphasizing that ...

Author: Francis T. Cullen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412959186

Category: Social Science

Page: 1176

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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial This two-volume set is designed to serve as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary criminological theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in a context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. The work provides essays on cutting-edge research as well as concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Topics include contexts and concepts in criminological theory, the social construction of crime, policy implications of theory, diversity and intercultural contexts, conflict theory, rational choice theories, conservative criminology, feminist theory, and more. Key ThemesThe Classical School of CriminologyThe Positivist School of CriminologyEarly American Theories of CrimeBiological and Biosocial Theories of CrimePsychological Theories of CrimeThe Chicago School of CriminologyCultural and Learning Theories of CrimeAnomie and Strain Theories of Crime and DevianceControl Theories of CrimeLabeling and Interactionist Theories of CrimeTheories of the Criminal SanctionConflict, Radical, and Critical Theories of CrimeFeminist and Gender-Specific Theories of CrimeChoice and Opportunity Theories of CrimeMacro-Level/ Community Theories of CrimeLife-Course and Developmental Theories of CrimeIntegrated Theories of CrimeTheories of White-Collar and Corporate CrimeContemporary Gang TheoriesTheories of Prison Behavior and InsurgencyTheories of Fear and Concern About Crime
2010-09-23 By Francis T. Cullen

Akers, Social Learning and Social Structure; Rogers, Diffusion ofInnovations. Meloy and Mohandie, “Investigating the Role of Screen Violence;” Myers, Eggleston, and Smoak, “A Media Violence-Inspired Juvenile;” and Rogers, ...

Author: Ray Surette

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305177956

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the definitive text on media and criminal justice. The book features impeccable scholarship, a direct and approachable style, and an engaging format--supported by visual examples and sidebar material that complements the narrative. With the ever-increasing role of media in both reporting crime and shaping it into infotainment, the importance of the interplay between contemporary media and the criminal justice system is greater today than ever before. Author Ray Surette comprehensively surveys this interplay and showcases its impact, emphasizing that people use media-provided knowledge to construct a picture of the world and then act based on this constructed reality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
2014-05-02 By Ray Surette

age, family structure, and community size on these forms of adolescent deviance” (Lee et al., 2004: 29). Two more recent explicit tests of the social structure and social learning model demonstrated support for the macro-level extension ...

Author: Clifton D. Bryant

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134015573

Category: History

Page: 648

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The Handbook of Deviant Behavior presents a comprehensive, integrative, and accessible overview of the contemporary body of knowledge in the field of social deviance in the twenty-first century. This book addresses the full range of scholarly concerns within this area – including theoretical, methodological, and substantive issues – in over seventy original entries, written by an international mix of recognized scholars. Each of these essays provides insight not only into the historical and sociological evolution of the topic addressed, but also highlights associated notable thinkers, research findings, and key published works for further reference. As a whole, this Handbook undertakes an in depth evaluation of the contemporary state of knowledge within the area of social deviance, and beyond this considers future directions and concerns that will engage scholars in the decades ahead. The inclusion of comparative and cross-cultural examples and discussions, relevant case studies and other pedagogical features make this book an invaluable learning tool for undergraduate and post graduate students in disciplines such as criminology, mental health studies, criminal theory, and contemporary sociology.
2012-04-27 By Clifton D. Bryant

Deviant behavior: A social learning approach. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Akers, R. L. (1998). Social learning and social structure: A general theory of crime and deviance. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.

Author: Marvin D. Krohn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441902450

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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2010-01-15 By Marvin D. Krohn

Overall, the social learning concepts still govern the learning process, but the social structure has some influence over them. Akers (1998) argued: The social structural variables are indicators of the primary distal macro-level and ...

Author: Brent Teasdale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319441245

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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This insightful volume integrates criminological theories, prevention science, and empirical findings to create an up-to-date survey of crime prevention research and strategies. Its interdisciplinary perspective expands on our knowledge of risk factors to isolate the malleable mechanisms that produce criminal outcomes, and can therefore be targeted for intervention. In addition, the text identifies developmental, lifespan, and social areas for effective intervention. Reviews of family-, community-, and criminal justice-based crime prevention approaches not only detail a wide gamut of successful techniques, but also provide evidence for why they succeed. And as an extra research dimension, the book’s chapters on methodological issues and challenges uncover rich possibilities for the next generation of crime prevention studies. Included in the coverage: Integrating criminology and prevention research Social disorganization theory: its history and relevance to crime prevention Research designs in crime and violence prevention Macro- and micro-approaches to crime prevention and intervention programs Implications of life course: approaches for prevention science Promising avenues for prevention, including confronting sexual victimization on college campuses Spotlighting current progress and continuing evolution of the field, Preventing Crime and Violence will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policymakers in public health, prevention science, criminology, and criminal justice, as well as students interested in criminology and criminal justice.
2016-11-29 By Brent Teasdale

More recently, Akers (1998) has expanded his theory to incorporate characteristics of the social structure where the “learning” takes place, and he refers to this modified theory as social structure and social learning (SSSL) theory.

Author: Michelle Inderbitzin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544308098

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control provides a sociological examination of deviance and social control in society. Derived from the same author team’s successful text/reader version, this concise and student-friendly resource uses sociological theories to illuminate a variety of issues related to deviant behavior and societal reactions to deviance. The authors briefly explain the development of major sociological theoretical perspectives and use current research and examples to demonstrate how those theories are used to think about and study the causes of deviant behavior and the reactions to it. Focusing on the application—rather than just the understanding—of theory, the Second Edition offers a practical and fascinating exploration of deviance in our society.
2018-11-21 By Michelle Inderbitzin