Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

10.1 Explain what distinguishes learning theories of crime from other perspectives.
10.2 Distinguish differential association theory from differential reinforcement theory.
10.3 Discuss early models of social control theory, especially the theoretical frameworks presented by Nye, Reckless, Matza, and Hirschi.
10.4 Explain the key tenets of integrated social control theories, with special focus on low self-control theory, such as what personality traits are involved.