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Describe how a person's level of self-control might influence their level of social bonds.
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Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction


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  • Self-control refers to the habit of refraining from grabbing at short-term pleasure out of fear of long-term consequences.
  • An appreciation of long-term consequences (self-control) would affect many behaviors besides crime.
  • People with low self-control have a habit of frittering away opportunities to form bonds.
  • Developing social bonds sometimes requires short-term sacrifice and inconvenience, which someone with low self-control is generally not too willing to make.
  • Gottfredson and Hirschi would say that social bonds are by-products of self -control.


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