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What Drives Persistent Offending? The Neglected and Unexplored Role of the Social Environment

Per-Olof H. Wikström and Kyle Treiber

in The Development of Persistent Criminality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310313
eISBN:
9780199871384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The role of the social environment in causing stability and change in offending had been largely unexplored in criminological theory. This chapter presents a case for the importance of the social ... More


Looking Backward and Forward

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/9780199273812.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book began by discussing three critically important questions: how stable are individual differences in the propensity to commit criminal acts across the life course; whether there are two (or ... More


Death Penalty Mitigation: A Handbook for Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, Social Scientists, and Lawyers

Jose B. Ashford and Melissa Kupferberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195329469
eISBN:
9780199367603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329469.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book provides an introduction to socio-legal forms of mitigation in capital sentencing. It examines scientific formulations, concepts, and frameworks for structuring social history ... More


Age and Crime among Latent Classes of Serious Youthful Offenders

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/9780199273812.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

One of the foremost controversies in contemporary theoretical criminology concerns how to simultaneously explain the sources of both continuity and change in criminal behaviour over time. The ... More


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