Push, Pull, Choose: An Integrative Model of Criminal Theory

Jacob Young

Criminological theories are problematic in that they suggest important causes of crime, yet, each oon its own is incomplete. The various theories point towards different important factors that can influence criminal behavior across the life-course. In the current paper I combine some of the contributions of individual theories to create an integrated model of delinquent behavior. I discuss the theoretical implications of this model and offer findings from preliminary empirical research.

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Updated 05/20/2006