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Methodological Approaches to Modeling Criminal Trajectories

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/9781479880058.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Criminal offenders compose a heterogeneous population. Criminal trajectory research aims to capture this heterogeneity in terms of the frequency or severity of offending. This chapter describes the ... More


The Development of Individual Purposes: Creating Actuality Through Novelty

Jaan Valsiner

in Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195383430
eISBN:
9780199827176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter proposes a theoretical model to make sense of how any human being can face future challenges at the present through cultural signs: which particular forms the sign-construction takes, ... More


Prisons, Deterrence, and Incapacitation: A View from a Prevention Perspective

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/9780190069797.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

Modern control theory doubts the effectiveness of criminal sanctions to affect the crime rate substantially. This view is contrasted with the expectations of the criminal career perspective, a ... More


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