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Two Patterns of Age Progression in Adolescent Crime

Franklin E. Zimring and Jeffrey Fagan

in American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.003.0034
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter shows that the widely acknowledged fact that rates of crime peak in the late teen years should not be regarded as a single pattern of increase in the middle teen years followed by a peak ... More


Revolving Door Justice: Inmate Release and Recidivism

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents data on the number of parolees recidivating, as well as on the contribution that parolees make to the overall level of crime in a community. It also identifies the demographic ... More


Property offenders

Kathryn Farrow, Gill Kelly, and Bernadette Wilkinson

in Offenders in focus: Risk, responsivity and diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347879
eISBN:
9781447302865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347879.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Most offenders see offending as spontaneous events which happen without reason. However, while acquisitive crime, like most offending, has elements of impulsiveness, it is rarely an isolated act. ... More


Women and Property Crime

Ulinka Rublack

in The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows how criminalizing processes worked and reconstructs the social and economic contexts in which theft was experienced. Early modern societies were chronically needy. One- to ... More


Are the Criminogenic Consequences of Economic Downturns Conditional?: Assessing Potential Moderators of the Link between Adverse Economic Conditions and Crime Rates

Eric P. Baumer, Richard Rosenfeld, and Kevin T. Wolff

in Economics and Youth Violence: Crime, Disadvantage, and Community

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789308
eISBN:
9780814760239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789308.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows how levels of inflation moderate the impact of unemployment on property crime and age-specific homicide rates for a sample of 82 American cities over the period between 1980 and ... More


The Offenses

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/9780520282414.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes the self-reports for seventy-two different offenses. Rates of prevalence (the percentage of the sample reporting an offense), incidence (the number of offenses reported by the ... More


Trends and Patterns in Latin American Criminality

Marcelo Bergman

in More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190608774
eISBN:
9780190608804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608774.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Economic Sociology

This chapter presents a comprehensive evaluation of Latin American trends in violent and property crime over the past twenty-five to thirty years, displays short and long time series for different ... More


Crime Control and the Police

David Churchill

in Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City: The Police and the Public

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797845
eISBN:
9780191839160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797845.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter assesses the impact of policing on urban crime control. It argues that the protection of property was central to the practice of preventative policing, and that the growth of the police ... More


The Net Effect of the Business Cycle on Crime and Violence

Shawn Bushway, Philip J. Cook, and Matthew Phillips

in Economics and Youth Violence: Crime, Disadvantage, and Community

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789308
eISBN:
9780814760239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789308.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter presents new research findings on the relationship between short-run fluctuations in economic conditions and changes in homicide, property crime, and suicide rates over a 76-year period. ... More


Crime, Inequality, and Poverty

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Entropy Law, Sustainability, and Third Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190121143
eISBN:
9780190990510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121143.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 3 enquires into the issues of the social sustainability aspect of development by analyzing the inter-relationships between crime and deprivation, and the resulting social tension in the ... More


Introduction

Kathryn Farrow, Gill Kelly, and Bernadette Wilkinson

in Offenders in focus: Risk, responsivity and diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347879
eISBN:
9781447302865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347879.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book is about face-to-face work with offenders. It connects research and theory with practice, and explores how the key concepts of risk, responsivity and diversity can be applied in practice. ... More


Rape Jokes and the Law

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa brought to eighteenth-century British culture an awareness of sexual violence. Despite the sadoeroticism in sentimental rape plots, these fictions created an environment ... More


‘The Biggest Thieves in the World’: Service Personnel and Property Crime

Clive Emsley

in Soldier, Sailor, Beggarman, Thief: Crime and the British Armed Services since 1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199653713
eISBN:
9780191744204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653713.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

In a throw-away comment at the end of a talk to a local rotary club in 1946, a former Lt. Col. described British soldiers as “the biggest thieves in the world”. This chapter looks at the range of ... More


The Making of Chad’s Truth Commission

Mahamat Hassan Abakar

in The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissène Habré

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858621
eISBN:
9780191890819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858621.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the establishment of the Chadian Truth Commission. As Hissène Habré’s successor, one of Idriss Déby’s first acts upon taking power in 1990 was to empanel a truth commission to ... More


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