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Effectiveness of Programs Designed to Improve Self-Control

  • 15 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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Effectiveness of Programs Designed to Improve Self-Control

Gottfredson and Hirschi’s general theory of crime has generated significant controversy and research, such that there now exists a large knowledge base regarding the importance of self-control in regulating antisocial behavior over the life course. Reviews of this literature indicate that self-control is an important correlate of antisocial activity.

A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety

  • 15 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety

Policy-makers are considering large-scale programs aimed at selfcontrol to improve citizens’ health and wealth and reduce crime. Experimental and economic studies suggest such programs could reap benefits.

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