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NCJ Number: 230047 Find in a Library
Title: Exploring Paradigms of Crime Reduction: An Empirical Longitudinal Study
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:222-238
Author(s): Keith Soothill; Mogens N. Christoffersen; M. A. Hussain; Brian Francis
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Swindon SN2 1UJ,
SFI - Danish National Centre for Social Research
1052 KĂžbenhavn K,
Grant Number: RES-576-25-0019;RES-576-25-5020;275-06-0119
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study explores four paradigms of crime reduction, parental child rearing, structural factors around adolescence, locality and individual resources.
Abstract: Using Danish registers for a 1980 birth cohort of 29,944 males with parental information and following up these cases for 25 years, the study considers four paradigms of crime reduction (parental child rearing, structural factors around adolescence, locality and individual resources). Focusing on offenders with first-time convictions for shoplifting (n = 1,989), for burglary (n = 1,324) and for violence (n = 1,901), all four paradigms made a contribution to risk of first-time offending for all three crimes. The counter-factual analysis indicated that a focus on structural issues within a society may have more widespread benefits, but the assumed causal links need to be further explored. The use of population registers, under controlled conditions, provides an important window on criminal careers. Tables, references, and appendix (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime control model; Crime control policies; Denmark; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign criminal justice research; Juvenile delinquency factors; Longitudinal studies; Parental influence; Research methods; Shoplifting; Social conditions; Success factors; Violent crimes
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