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The explanation of crime : context, mechanisms, and development

Author: Per-Olof H Wikström; Robert J Sampson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Pathways in crime.
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"Concentrating on three key concepts: context, mechanisms, and development, this volume aims to advance integrated scientific knowledge on crime causation by bringing together different scholarly approaches. Through an analysis of the roles of behavioral contexts and individual differences in crime causation, The Explanation of Crime seeks to provide a unified and focused approach to the integration of knowledge.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Explanation of crime.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2007295801
(OCoLC)70764856
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Per-Olof H Wikström; Robert J Sampson
ISBN: 9780511489341 051148934X 9780511296055 0511296053 0511293682 9780511293689 0511295286 9780511295287
OCLC Number: 772458801
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 305 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Toward a unified approach to crime and its explanation / Per-Olof H. Wikstrom, Robert J. Sampson --
A systemic perspective on crime / Mario Bunge --
How does community context matter? Social mechanisms and the explanation of crime rates / Robert J. Sampson --
Individuals, settings, and acts of crime : situational mechanisms and the explanation of crime / Per-Olof H. Wikstrom --
Evidence from behavioral genetics for environmental contributions to antisocial conduct / Terrie Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi --
A three-dimensional, cumulative developmental model of serious delinquency / Rolf Loeber, N. Wim Slot, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber --
Self-control and social control of deviant behavior in context : development and interactions along the life course / Marc Le Blanc --
Desistance, social bonds, and human agency : a theoretical exploration / Anthony Bottoms.
Series Title: Pathways in crime.
Responsibility: edited by Per-Olaf H. Wikström and Robert J. Sampson.
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An analysis of the roles of behavioural contexts and individual differences in crime causation.  Read more...

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