Strain Theory of Nathan McCall
What causes people to commit crime? This million dollar questions has place many criminologists and researchers searching for answers. In the past decades, people have tried to explain crime by referring to the earliest literature of criminal’s atavistic features to human biology. Recent studies have shows that crime is described in the social environment. While, no one theory can prove the causes of crime, strain theory has gain support in academic research for its five mode of adaptation.
To understand the development of Strain Theory which was developed by Robert King Merton, we first have to examine the history context from Emile Durkheim. The beginning of Anomie Theory evolves from the famous …show more content…
The next evidence that support McCall involvement in the street crime is innovation. Innovation is when McCall accepts the cultural goals, but rejects the legitimate mean to achieve financial status. The example that relates McCall to innovation is drug sales. One of the influences that have place the author McCall to sale drug is when he first witnesses a friend of his name Shell Shock who sale