Youth Involvement in Crime

Youth Involvement in Crime

The Importance of Locus of Control and Collective Efficacy

eBook - 2013
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Ahlin uses data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods to examine the independent relationships between locus of control and collective efficacy and youth involvement in crime. She also explores the moderating effect of collective efficacy on the relationship between locus of control and crime. Findings suggest that increased locus of control inhibits criminal activity among youth, while collective efficacy does not influence individual-level criminal behavior. However, collective efficacy completely moderates the relationship between locus of control and crime; nullify.
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2013
ISBN: 9781593326333
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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