This thesis explores the phenomenon of physical violence on college and university campuses, with added emphasis on physical violence that occurs on the College of Wooster's campus. This thesis uses Robert Merton and Walter Reckless' theories as the major basis for the conclusions found in this research paper. This research shows that physical violence is caused by a breakdown in internal controls, external controls, or both that result in the use of nonsanctioned means of goal attainment. This was established through the use of previous studies and a questionnaire that was submitted to a random number of college students.


Hurst, Charles


Sociology and Anthropology

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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