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The Development of Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke and Jan E. Stets

in Identity Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388275
eISBN:
9780199943937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter summarizes identity theory in its more general formulation as it is viewed in the work of several modern researchers. It begins by identifying the symbolic interaction roots of identity ... More


The Roots of Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke and Jan E. Stets

in Identity Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388275
eISBN:
9780199943937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter presents the historical roots of identity theory in symbolic interactionist thought. It reviews both perceptual control theory and symbolic interactionism, specifically the works of ... More


Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice updates and extends the authors’ classic general theory of crime (sometimes referred to as “self-control theory”). In Part I, contemporary ... More


Methods and Measures in Testing a General Theory of Crime

Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

in Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

Self control is a consistent, robust, and substantial cause of crime, and the foundational facts and other dimensions of the self-control theory of crime have found remarkable support in behavioral ... More


Self-Control Theory and Crime

Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

in Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter provides an overview of the self-control theory of crime and delinquency, including a critical review of research literature bearing on the validity of the theory. It discusses research ... More


Moving Control Theory Forward: Developing Control Theory and Creating Advantages Throughout Life

Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

in Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

Research on self control from several disciplines demonstrates that relatively high levels of self control, emerging from childhood, create considerable personal advantages that accumulate throughout ... More


Policing and Situational Crime Prevention

Gottfredson &

in Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

Control theory doubts a significant effect for criminal sanctions, including policing and imprisonment, on the crime rate. Contemporary research supports that view, especially with respect to ... More


Prisons, Deterrence, and Incapacitation: A View from a Prevention Perspective

Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

in Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

Modern control theory doubts the effectiveness of criminal sanctions to affect the crime rate substantially. This view is contrasted with the expectations of the criminal career perspective, a ... More


Explanations for High-IQ Crime

James C. Oleson

in Criminal Genius: A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520282414
eISBN:
9780520958098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282414.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes the qualitative analyses derived from the forty-four follow-up interviews. It relays the life history of “Faulkner,” a drug trafficker with a 162 IQ who claims to have killed ... More


The Psychology of Creating Persons

James M. Jasper, Michael P. Young, and Elke Zuern

in Public Characters: The Politics of Reputation and Blame

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190050047
eISBN:
9780190050078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050047.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Starting from the hero Jon Snow, in Game of Thrones, this chapter turns to several traditions of psychology to show the cognitive processes by which people put together small pieces of information in ... More


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