Robert Agnew

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology

Office: Tarbutton Hall 217C

Phone: 404-727-7502

Fax: 404-727-7532



  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1980


My research focuses on the causes of crime and delinquency, particularly my general strain theory of crime and delinquency.  I also examine other causes of crime and have done work on the underlying assumptions of crime theories (e.g., the nature of human nature, free-will versus determinism).  A recent interest involves the social consequences of climate change, including the possible effects of climate change on crime.

Causes Of Delinquency