*WINNER* Homans' Exchange Theory and Gang Violence

  • Presley Alford

Abstract

The present text examines the correlation between Homans' Exchange Theory and gang violence. The relationship between reward and behavioral modification is examined in the context of the violent counterculture that is gang activity. Gangs promote violence through a system of costs and rewards. Homans' Exchange Theory is comprised of five propositions that investigate how costs and rewards result in behavioral modifications.

Published
2019-04-18
Section
Sociology and Political Science