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NCJ Number: 148351 Find in a Library
Author(s): M B Clinard; R Quinney; J Wildeman
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-180-7
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After first discussing the construction of crime types, this book formulates and uses a typology of criminal behavior systems.
Abstract: The first chapter discusses types of criminal behavior. The common typologies explained are the legalistic (legal definition of the offense), individualistic (individuals with particular personal characteristics commit certain types of crime), and social (criminal behavior emerges from the social context of the offender and the act). In delineating the theoretical framework for the remainder of the book, the first chapter specifies five dimensions of the theoretical assumptions of the authors' criminal behavior typology. These are legal aspects of selected offenses, the criminal career of the offender, group support of criminal behavior, the correspondence between criminal and legitimate behavior, and social reaction and legal processing. Subsequent chapters examine these dimensions for each of the nine types of criminal behavior systems. These types of criminal behavior systems are violent personal criminal behavior, occasional property criminal behavior, public order criminal behavior, conventional criminal behavior, political criminal behavior, occupational criminal behavior, corporate criminal behavior, organized criminal behavior, and professional criminal behavior. Chapter references and subject and name indexes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Case processing; Criminal career patterns; Peer influences on behavior; Public Opinion of Crime
Note: Third edition
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