General Strain Theory and Reflection

Please answer all parts of the questions:

  1. Define Robert agnew’s General Strain Theory (GST). Do you think negative life events, or strain, can be linked to higher anxiety, stress, and anger, which for some may result in crime? Explain your reasoning.
  2. After watching the video on Restorative Justice, do you think it is a good way to hold offenders accountable for their actions? Explain your reasoning.

  • Introduction to Criminology, Chapter 7: Sociological Mainstream Theories
  • Introduction to Criminology, Chapter 8: Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
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