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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


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


Introduction: Sexualities over the Life Course: The Development of a Perspective

John DeLamater and Laura M. Carpenter

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of studying human sexuality from a life course perspective. Until recently, theory, research, and public policy discussions on sexual topics have ... More


Toward an Interdisciplinary Science of Lifelong Sexualities for the Twenty-First Century

John DeLamater and Laura M. Carpenter

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter provides a synthesis of this book's empirical research and its vision for future research on sexualities from birth to death and every age in between. Many of the studies in ... More


The Life Course of Baby Boomers

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Life course theory focuses attention on the impact of history, timing, and important transitions in life trajectories. In this chapter, the life course analysis of boomer drug users reveals that drug ... More


Understanding Desistance

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter draws from two predominant criminological theories that have been used to explain desistance from crime: Life-course theories and theories of cognitive transformation. Particular ... More


Theoretical Perspectives Guiding the Development and Evaluation of CTC

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano, and David P. Farrington

in Communities that Care: Building Community Engagement and Capacity to Prevent Youth Behavior Problems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190299217
eISBN:
9780190299255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190299217.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

Prevention science recommends that EBIs should be based on theories that describe the causes of behavioral health problems. They should also be evaluated in high-quality research studies that examine ... More


Reconsidering Lifer Reentry

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter eleven concludes by exploring the boundaries of two main theoretical models: Life-course theories and theories of cognitive transformation, in explaining success and failure among these ... More


The Spectacular Few

Mark S. Hamm

in The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725443
eISBN:
9780814724071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725443.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter conceptualizes the link between the occurrence of prisoner radicalization and the terrorist event in terms of the theoretical perspective most attuned to temporal ordering: life-course ... More


Pathways to Terrorism

Mark S. Hamm

in The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725443
eISBN:
9780814724071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725443.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter draws upon four paradigmatic U.S. cases from the Prisoner Radicalization/Terrorism Database and examines them under the lens of life-course theory. One looks at the white supremacy ... More


Life after Life Imprisonment

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter seven explores the initial impacts of re-entering a world these lifers left many years ago. The chapter highlights specific roadblocks to re-entry. These include the ‘felon label’, the ... More


Staying Out

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter ten delves deeper into the factors the interviewees mentioned as key to staying out. These included aging out of crime, a healthy fear for the conditions of parole, and self-efficacy, or ... More


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