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What Is The Strain Theory

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I think you nailed that on the head with the pathways theory. The strain theory is a very practical and merit worthy theory, as you stated in your post, "They don't have the means to achieve the goals that society puts out for them so they find other means to do so." I believe that this holds many truths, because we solve our problems, and try to help others with theirs, through what we know and have experienced. The act of being labeled deviant in it of its self is a consistent trend with many of those who have offended. If society continues to attribute someones situation and their only use for intervention is labeling, then what have they done? Society has a good way of cultivating fruitless trees for those who are considered "lower class
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