Cretacci, Michael A.

Michael A. Cretacci is Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. He received the Ph.D from the State University of New York at Albany, School of Criminal Justice.

Is There Any Relation Between Religious Participation and Criminal Delinquency? A Test of Social Control Theory
2010 0-7734-3759-2
This study presents a revision of Hirschi’s social control theory that includes religion as an additional measurement arena of the social bond and tests its impact on various forms of criminality (property crime, drug use, violence, and general crime). This project also addresses the criticism that methodological problems and limited applications of the theory plague the literature by employing a longitudinal test of the theory using a nationally representative sample.