A central theme in Chapter 7 is that the effects of self-control are not always the same—low self-control sometimes leads to crime and deviance, but sometimes it does not. When this pattern occurs, it often is because some “other factor” has come into play to amplify or diminish the effects of low self-control.
For this discussion, pick ONE of the factors below and describe the theory and research suggesting that it leads the effects of low self-control on crime to be different than what they normally would be:
Association with delinquent peers
sources to use :
Hay, Carter, and Ryan Meldrum. 2016. Self-control and crime over the life course.
Hart and Risley (2003), “The early catastrophe,” from American
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