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NCJ Number: 161769 Find in a Library
Title: Delinquency and Crime: Current Theories
Editor(s): J D Hawkins
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 347
Sponsoring Agency: Cambridge University Press
New York, NY 10011-4211
Publication Number: ISBN 0-521-47322-5
Sale Source: Cambridge University Press
Journal Division
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These essays explore the practical implications of the authors' theoretical work for crime prevention and control.
Abstract: This book contains essays by nine leading criminologists that seek to answer major questions about crime, e.g.: (1) Why does crime persist over generations, within families, and within certain individuals? (2) Is crime the manifestation of an inherited latent trait or the result of a failure of socialization and norm-setting processes? and (3) Why do young people commit crimes? The authors seek to answer these and other questions by describing current theories of crime and the research evidence that supports them. The authors' views on crime causation go beyond traditional criminological theories of strain, cultural deviance, social control, differential association, and social learning to present emerging and integrated models of the origins of crime, including antisocial peer socialization, social development, interactional theory, behavior genetics, and community determinants. These essays seek to link factors at different levels in internally consistent theories of crime. Figures, indexes, references, tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Behavioral science research; Crime causes theory; Crime prevention measures; Cultural influences; Deviance; Integrated theories of crime; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juveniles; Problem behavior; Psychological theories; Strain theory; Theory
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