Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Kathryn A. Farr
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology
1 online resource (95 p.)
Juvenile delinquency -- Saudi Arabia, Social control
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.
AlRomaih, Yousef Ahmed, "Juvenile delinquency in Saudi Arabia" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3423.