The Theories Of Crime, Albert Cohen 's Theory Of Delinquent Subcultures Essay

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Dr Simon Cottee (2011), for example, took an other approach to translate the terroristic behavior, he described Marc Sageman 's seminal research on Al Qaeda, into one amoung the most famous behavioral theories of crime, Albert Cohen 's theory of delinquent subcultures. (Cottee, 2011) In his other collaborative reserch, issued the same year, Cottee & Hayward (2011), searched for the explaination of “of possible existential motivations for engaging in terrorism.” Where they have identified three principale explaination amoung the others, like: “(1) the desire for excitement, (2) the desire for ultimate meaning, and (3) the desire for glory.” I would add my personal opinion here, 5 years passed after this reserch has been issued. We had 9/11, as a major concern and the biggest signature of the Islamic terrorists at this time, but America didn 't went to Iraq at this time, consequently we had no Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan and others attacks. If now we try to apply the theory of the « The Existential Attractions of Terrorism » (Cottee & Hayward, 2011), we will fast realize that none of these 3 categories give an explaination, of those recent acts, which were driven by the religious motivations for and were purely base on hate and punisment constructed on the Islamic order disrespect ( according to the terrorists). Chapter II. Strain theory of terrorism of R. Agnew. (Agnew, 2010) “In sum, this research retests and builds on Agnew’s theory and argues that general strain

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