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Career criminals in society

Author: Matt DeLisi
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

More than a century of scientific research has indicated that the majority of crime that occurs in society is committed by a small percentage of the population, meaning that most criminals are repeat  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt DeLisi
ISBN: 1412905532 9781412905534 1412905540 9781412905541
OCLC Number: 803337989
Description: IX, 197 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceChapter 1. Introduction, Two Glimpses at the Career Criminal The Life of Crime Overview of the Book Practitioner Approach SummaryChapter 2. The Empirical Evidence of Career Criminals Introduction Historical Background of Career Criminals Biographies and Typological Studies The Modern Criminal Career Paradigm International Contributions Career Criminal Characteristics Summary: The Universality of Career Criminals EndnotesChapter 3. Developmental Theory and Its Application Overview of Developmental Theory Patterson's Coercion Theory Moffitt's Developmental Taxonomy Sampson and Laub's Age-graded Theory of Informal Social Control and Cumulative Disadvantage Thornberry's Interactional Theory Social Development Model Developmental Theory in Action: A Review of Some Successful Prevention Policies Strategies that Help to Forestall Career Criminality Summary EndnotesChapter 4. The Challenges Posed by Propensity Theory Overview of Propensity Theories as they relate to Career Criminals The Implicit and Explicit Role of Psychopathological Conditions Wilson and Herrnstein's Crime and Human Nature Gottfredson and Hirschi's A General Theory of Crime The Gottfredson and Hirschi Critiques Theoretical Challenges and Summary Issues Conclusion EndnotesChapter 5. The Politics of Career Criminals Introduction The Ethical Quandaries of Prediction Media Portrayals of Career Criminals The Criminological Significance of Career Criminals The Sympathetic Life of Career Criminals The Mercurial Criminal Justice System Academics and Career Criminals Constructing the Career Criminal Conclusion EndnotesChapter 6. The Criminal Justice System and Career Criminals Introduction and Overview The Police and Career Criminals The Courts and Career Criminals Corrections and Career Criminals Capital Punishment and Career Criminals EndnotesChapter 7. Conclusion, Do We Have the Will to Stop Career Criminals? Overview Prevention and the Conservative Compromise Retributive Justice and the Liberal Compromise Conclusion EndnotesReferences
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