Reading assignment #6 | Criminal homework help

Chapter 6 (Control Theory/Neutralization/Drift)

Deliverable Length: 3-4 pages

Answer any two questions (10 points each):

1.  Discuss Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic conception of the self, its three parts and its importance for an understanding of antisocial/criminal behavior.

2.  List and discuss the techniques of neutralization according to Sykes and Matza. Also, how did Matza extend the techniques to include his concept of drift?

3.  Detail the significance of Travis Hirschi’s concept of the social bond for an understanding of control theory. Include a discussion of the four different elements of the social bond; also how does the bond inhibit or promote delinquency?