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NCJ Number: 126902 Find in a Library
Title: Causes of Crime: Uncovering a Lay Model
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:17  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1990)  Pages:410-419
Author(s): A Campbell; S Muncer
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This exploratory study examines the independent variables identified by a group of noncriminologists as being responsible for crime and describes the perceived causal connections between them.
Abstract: Sociological causes are more frequently invoked than are psychological factors. Network analysis reveals an implicit model composed of distal, mediating, and proximal causes. Two subsystems are identified, corresponding to societal and personal crime pathways. They are united by the perceived relationship between poverty and drug use. 1 figure and 39 references (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Crime causes theory
Index Term(s): Causal models; Drug Related Crime; Environmental influences; Poverty and crime
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