Discuss the assumptions of Merton’s Strain and Agnew’s General Strain Theories and the differences between each theory in terms of their assumptions, limitations/strengths over each other, and implications.




Evaluate the development of Hirschi’s Social Bond Theory, its assumptions, limitations/strengths, and implications for the criminal justice system to prevent crime.  




Discuss the assumptions, limitations/strengths, and policy implications of Labeling Theory and Sutherland’s Differential Association Theory and how these two theories converge or diverge from each other?