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1) In no more than 100 words, outline the key components of classical strain theory, citing the reading.

2) Listen to season 2, episode 1 of the podcast “Serial,” linked to below. (This season of the podcast is about about Beau Bergdahl, a soldier who left his post (“went AWOL”) in Afghanistan while stationed there, and who consequently spent 5 years in the hands of the Taliban.)

3) In the military, going “AWOL” is a crime. How can we use classical strain theory to explain Berghdahl’s crime? For each component of strain theory you discussed in your answer to question 1 above, find evidence/an example of it in Berghdahl’s case as discussed in the podcast. Limit this section of the analysis to no more than 400 words.

The analysis will be graded on the quality of its analysis, its thoroughness in addressing the questions above, and the writing’s clarity.

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transcript of the podcast:…

short answers :

1)What is ____? What are the major sources of ____?

2)What is general strain theory? How does it compare to classic strain theory?

3)What are Agnew’s ____ _______? Give an example of how a____ links how a criminal’s background to a specific criminal action.

4) How is the War on Poverty related to strain theory?

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