Advisor

Kathryn A. Farr

Date of Award

1985

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (95 p.)

Subjects

Juvenile delinquency -- Saudi Arabia, Social control

DOI

10.15760/etd.5302

Abstract

The present study involved an examination of the delinquency problem in Saudi Arabia within the framework of social control theory. Specifically, the study was based on the thesis set forth by Travis Hirschi, i.e., that delinquent acts result when an individual's bond to society is weak or broken. Also taken into account, however, were the findings from the research of Wiatrowski, et al. that suggest a need for a) some modifications in Hirschi 's conceptual framework and b) inclusion of socio-economic factors in the social control model.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19429

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