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Low Self-Control Theory at Mardi Gras: Critiquing the General Theory of Crime Within the Framework of Normative Deviance

Redmon, David (2010) Low Self-Control Theory at Mardi Gras: Critiquing the General Theory of Crime Within the Framework of Normative Deviance. Deviant Behavior, 24 (4). pp. 373-392. ISSN 0163-9625. E-ISSN 1521-0456. (doi:10.1080/713840225) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43492)

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Abstract

This exploratory study situates the theory of low self-control within the framework of normative deviance. Empirically, it tests whether self-reported acts of deviance committed prior to attending Mardi Gras predict self-reported acts of lewd behavior during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Lewd conduct at Mardi Gras is defined as the exposure of one's genitals, anus, vulva, or female breast nipples, or engaging in oral or penetrative sex in any public place open to the view of people. The overall findings do not support Gottfredson and Hirschi's theory of low self-control. The conclusion integrates qualitative interviews to provide an original critique of the general theory of crime within the framework of normative deviance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/713840225
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: N. Gregory
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2014 00:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43492 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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