I’m working on a criminal justice question and need guidance to help me learn.
Consider Merton’s version of strain theory where he had strong beliefs related to the importance of living the American Dream. Describe how the American Dream can be a cause of criminal behavior.Consider all of the adaptations to strain proposed by Merton. What can be done to encourage more people to adapt to strain through conformity than any of the other adaptations?How is Agnew’s general strain theory different from Merton’s version of strain theory? Which do you think is better (and why?)?