According to Agnew’s General Strain theory, there are particular strains with certain characteristics that elicit stronger negative emotions than other strains and therefore are more likely to lead to criminal coping. Choose a film (can be any genre of film, but must be a movie, not a TV show) and describe a strain using an example from the film that had certain characteristics as discussed in the reading, which lead to negative emotions and criminal coping.
Points to keep in mind when creating your thread…
- Which character or group in the film is experiencing the strain?
- What is the type of strain and how is it experienced?
- What is the negative state?
- What is the resulting antisocial behavior?