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Putting Crime in Its Place

David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff, and Sue-Ming Yang

in The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369083
eISBN:
9780199979110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369083.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines why the criminology of place focuses so strongly on small geographic units by reviewing more generally the role of crime and place in criminology since the founding of the ... More


Criminological Theory: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Terence P. Thornberry

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917938
eISBN:
9780199950430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews the state of past monothematic, and current multithematic and multidisciplinary, integrated theories of crime, particularly developmental and life course theories explaining why ... 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


Conceptual Foundations: Insights from Criminology and the Sociology of Work

Randy Hodson and Gary F. Jensen

in Deviant and Criminal Behavior in the Workplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722602
eISBN:
9780814722626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722602.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This introductory chapter addresses why neither crime at the workplace nor crime generated by workplace experiences has received much attention in criminology. To some degree this neglect reflects ... More


Explaining Criminal Careers: Implications for Justice Policy

John F. MacLeod, Peter Grove, and David Farrington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697243
eISBN:
9780191781568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697243.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Explaining Criminal Careers presents a simple quantitative theory of crime, conviction and reconviction, the assumptions of the theory are derived directly from a detailed analysis of cohort samples ... More


The Theory and a Simple Model

John F. Macleod, Peter G. Grove, and David P. Farrington

in Explaining Criminal Careers: Implications for Justice Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697243
eISBN:
9780191781568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697243.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

From just six assumptions a theory of conviction and reconviction is developed which explains the well known Age – Crime curve. The rationale of the large scale theory of crime is outlined and ... More


Crimes, kickers and transaction structures

Jules L. Coleman

in Markets, Morals, and the Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253609
eISBN:
9780191719783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253609.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter asks why it is necessary to have a criminal law at all — a question philosophers of law have largely ignored. Critics are quick to dismiss forms of strict liability as morally ... More


Is Age the Primary Influence on Offending?

John F. Macleod, Peter G. Grove, and David P. Farrington

in Explaining Criminal Careers: Implications for Justice Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697243
eISBN:
9780191781568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697243.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Age based theories of crime are examined and tested against the cohort data from the Offenders Index and it is shown that there is no support for such theories. The theory proposed in this book ... More


Stability Matters

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/9780190069797.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

With regard to crime, stability does not imply once a crook always a crook, that levels of crime or problem behaviors remain at the same rate over time and do not fluctuate, or that crime is caused ... More


A contemporary reflection on feminist criminology: whose side are we on?

Victoria Lavis and Tammi Walker

in Values in criminology and community justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300359
eISBN:
9781447311706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter critically considers the ways in which the changing values of feminism have impacted upon its contribution to criminology. Becker’s question about the taking of sides in research is ... More


Game of two halves: mainstream criminological theory and sport

Nic Groombridge

in Sports Criminology: A Critical Criminology of Sport and Games

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323150
eISBN:
9781447323174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323150.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter risks the charge of ‘textbookification’ in setting out what various schools of criminological thought do or might say about crime within sport and vice versa. Some mentions are literal, ... More


Developmental and Life-Course Models of Crime

David M. Day and Margit Wiesner

in Criminal Trajectories: A Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479880058
eISBN:
9781479888276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880058.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of theoretical process models for the explanation of crime in developmental context. It introduces key propositions from leading developmental and life-course ... More


On the Relationship of Past to Subsequent Criminal Activity

Michael E. Ezell and Lawrence E. Cohen

in Desisting from Crime: Continuity and Change in Long-term Crime Patterns of Serious Chronic Offenders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273812
eISBN:
9780191699702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273812.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the link between past and subsequent criminal activity (another robust finding in criminology). The strong positive association between past and subsequent criminal offending is ... More


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