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1

Subterranean values

Values based on enjoying ones self and acting in the moment
People who commit these crimes often try to justify them

2

Techniques of neutralisation

Individuals convince themselves that they have a valid excuse for committing such a crime

3

Denial of responsibility

Following the crowd etc

4

Denial of injury

Nobody got hurt

5

Denial of vocation

They had it coming or deserved it

6

Appeal for higher loyalties

Responsibilities to family for example putting food on the table

7

Condemning condemners

Blaming the police
Example- racism

8

Drift

Young people don't plan to commit crimes but drift into them
People may drift because of marginalisation and spend a lot of time waiting for action