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In many ways, the “self-control” theory of Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi (“a general theory of crime”) contradicts the social control theory advocated by the selfsame Travis Hirschi two decades earlier. In what ways are the two theories contradictory? In what ways are they similar or based on the same principles?

In many ways, the “self-control” theory of Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi (“a general theory of crime”) contradicts the social control theory advocated by the selfsame Travis Hirschi two decades…