Application of the LIT Model to General Strain Theory, Situational Anger, and Social Networks
An Assessment of Condition Influences
Robert Agnew’s General Strain Theory (GST) says that strain elicits negative emotions which are released through crime. Strain is any situation that causes distress which elicits a negative emotion. This paper focuses on one component of strain, the inability to escape a harmful situation. A probable solution to this type of crime is the Leadership Implementation Training model which suggests putting children through leadership training to reduce angry and aggressive responses. Examining the effectiveness of the Leadership Implementation Training model on a specific instance of situational anger, this article finds the model proves to be ineffective at reducing situational anger.