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Delinquent-prone communities

Author: Donald James Weatherburn; Bronwyn Lind
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y., USA : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Series: Cambridge criminology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite a century of effort, criminologists do not yet fully understand the relationship between disadvantage and crime. The balance of evidence suggests that economic and social stress increase the risk of involvement in crime by increasing the motivation to offend. But there are a number of empirical anomalies that cannot easily be reconciled with this interpretation of the evidence. Weatherburn and Lind argue
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald James Weatherburn; Bronwyn Lind
ISBN: 0521790948 9780521790949
OCLC Number: 43751721
Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ESIOM paradigm and its problems --
The insidious effects of economics and social stress on parenting --
Parenting, peers and delinquency --
Delinquency generation and the individual level --
Delinquency generation and the aggregate level --
An epidemic model of offender population growth --
Theories of crime and place --
Prevention.
Series Title: Cambridge criminology series.
Responsibility: Don Weatherburn and Bronwyn Lind.
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This book puts forward a model of delinquent-prone communities showing that disadvantage causes crime through disruption of the parenting process.  Read more...

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