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Social learning theory and the explanation of crime : a guide for the new century

Author: Ronald L Akers; Gary F Jensen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction, 2007, ©2003.
Series: Advances in criminological theory, v. 11.
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Social learning theory has been called the dominant theory of crime and delinquency in the United States. This volume, part of the "Advances in Criminological Theory" series, explores the impact of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Akers; Gary F Jensen
ISBN: 1412806496 9781412806497
OCLC Number: 144222629
Description: 379 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Taking social learning global" : micro-macro transitions in criminological theory / Gary F. Jensen and Ronald L. Akers --
Substance use by Korean adolescents : a cross-cultural test of social learning, social bonding, and self-control theories / Sunghyun Hwang and Ronald L. Akers --
Explaining delinquency in Taiwan : a test of social learning theory / Shu-Neu Wang and Gary F. Jensen --
"Who's it gonna be--
you or me?" The potential of social learning for integrated homicide-suicide theory / Candice Batton and Robbin S. Ogle --
Social learning theory and courtship violence : an empirical test / Christine S. Sellers, John K. Cochran, and L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. --
Delinquency and depression : a gendered role-taking and social learning perspective / Stacy De Coster --
Gender variation in delinquency : self-images, beliefs, and peers as mediating mechanisms / Gary F. Jensen --
Social structure-social learning (SSSL) and binge drinking : a specific test of an integrated general theory / Lonn Lanza-Kaduce and Michael Capece --
Occupational structure : social learning, and adolescent violence / Paul E. Bellair, Vincent J. Roscigno and María B. Vélez --
Confessions of a dying thief : a tutorial on differential association / Darrell Steffensmeier and Jeffrey Ulmer --
Exploring the relationship between social and non-social reinforcement in the context of social learning theory / Timothy Brezina and Alex R. Piquero --
Theory-mapping in social research : an application to social learning theory / Patrick M. Horan and Scott Phillips --
Development of antisocial behavior and crime across the life-span from a social interactional perspective : the coercion model / Margit Wiesner, Deborah M. Capaldi, and Gerald Patterson --
What correctional treatment can tell us about criminological theory : implications for social learning theory / Francis T. Cullen [and others].
Series Title: Advances in criminological theory, v. 11.
Responsibility: Ronald L. Akers, Gary F. Jensen, editors.

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