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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


Crime and the City

Franklin E. Zimring

in The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844425
eISBN:
9780199943357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844425.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter argues that the crime decline documented in this study requires a fundamental rethinking of the relationship between urban life and urban crime in the 21st century. Most of the high rate ... More


The Development of Persistent Criminality

Joanne Savage (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310313
eISBN:
9780199871384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This volume addresses one of the most pressing problems of modern criminology: Why do some individuals become chronic, persistent offenders? Chronic offenders are responsible for the majority of ... More


Reconsidering Gottfredson and Hirschi's General Theory of Crime: Linking the Micro- and Macro-Level Sources of Self-Control and Criminal Behavior over the Life Course

Travis C. Pratt

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/9780195310313.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Since its arrival on the criminological scene, an impressive roster of studies has emerged supporting Gottfredson and Hirschi's (1990) core theoretical proposition—that criminal behavior is caused by ... More


Explaining Bad Behavior: Can Criminology Help Us Understand Police Misconduct?

Jonathon A. Cooper and Tasha Kunzi

in Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter is devoted to the theoretical explanations of police misconduct, beginning with a review of previous theoretical work (of which there is comparatively little) and then exploring the ... More


Judging offenders: the moral implications of criminological theories

Simon Cottee

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/9781447300359.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter explores the moral implications of criminological theories. Its key argument is that explaining criminal offending is an unavoidably moral enterprise, since it bears directly on the ... More


Climate change and criminology

Rob White

in Climate Change Criminology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529203950
eISBN:
9781529204001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203950.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the concept of Climate Change Criminology. Climate Change Criminology rests upon the four pillars of crime and harm; global connectedness and ... More


The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes

Tim Newburn and Paul Rock (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199565955
eISBN:
9780191701948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565955.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book brings together ten leading British criminologists to explore the contemporary politics of crime and its control. The volume is produced in honour of Britain's most important criminological ... More


Thirteen Constituting the system: radical developments in post-Newtonian society

Clemens Bartollas

in Applying complexity theory: Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447311409
eISBN:
9781447311430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311409.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In Chapter Thirteen, Bartollas examines the limits of our knowledge by exploring the possibility of quantum mechanics, especially the Copenhagen Interpretation, to develop a paradigm shift in ... More


Overview

Ralph B. Taylor

in Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by discussing criminological scholars' concerns about the lack of integration across levels of theorizing, i.e. the failure of criminological theory to understand the connections ... More


Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide

Augustine Brannigan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674626
eISBN:
9780191766893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674626.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book is premised on the idea that genocide is a crime, and that it can be comprehended by sound criminological theories and methods. However, in contemporary social science, the first important ... More


Student Violence in Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century Paris

Hannah Skoda

in Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670833
eISBN:
9780191749551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670833.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines interpersonal brutality by, and between, students in the medieval university of Paris. It draws on criminological labelling theory to examine the relationship between what was ... More


Young British Pakistani Muslim men and concern with increased levels of criminality

Mohammed Qasim

in Young, Muslim and Criminal: Experiences, Identities and Pathways into Crime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447341482
eISBN:
9781447341536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses why young British-born Pakistani Muslim men are increasingly associated with crime and disorder today, paying close attention to some of the early incidents that led to these ... More


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