Companions in Crime: The Social Aspects of Criminal Conduct / Edition 1

Companions in Crime: The Social Aspects of Criminal Conduct / Edition 1

by Mark Warr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521009162

ISBN-13: 9780521009164

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that

Overview

The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that most offenders are imbedded in a network of friends and accomplices, and describes numerous possible mechanisms of peer influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521009164
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Peers in the life course; 3. The group character of crime and delinquency; 4. Peers and delinquent conduct; 5. Applying peer explanations of delinquency; 6. Conclusion.

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