Crime and the Life Course: An Introduction / Edition 1

Crime and the Life Course: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Michael L. Benson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1891487787

ISBN-13: 9781891487781

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Supplying an overview of the theories and research on the life-course approach to crime, this book examines biological and genetic influences, the role of the family, macro-sociological and historical development, and the application of the theory to white-collar crime. The theories of Moffit, Hagan, Sampson, and Laub are discussed in detail. Benson teaches at the

Overview

Supplying an overview of the theories and research on the life-course approach to crime, this book examines biological and genetic influences, the role of the family, macro-sociological and historical development, and the application of the theory to white-collar crime. The theories of Moffit, Hagan, Sampson, and Laub are discussed in detail. Benson teaches at the University of Cincinnati. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891487781
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Roxbury Series in Crime, Justice, and La
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: An Overview of Life Course Theory and Research
Overview
Four Million Babies
The Life Course Perspective
Criminal Careers, Career Criminals and the Rise of the Life Course Approach
Important Theoretical Concepts and Issues
Major Developmental Studies
Plan of the Book
Chapter Two: Biology and the Family: Initial Trajectories
Overview
Starting Behind the Starting Line: Biology and Crime
Behavioral Genetics and Antisocial Behavior
Biological Bases of Delinquent Behavior
Families: Structure, Support, and Discipline
How Early Can Trouble Start?
Summary
Chapter Three: Adolescence and Crime: Continuity, Change, and Cumulating Disadvantages
Overview
Societal Age-Crime Patterns
Adolescent Trajectories in Crime: Discovery of the Chronic Offender
Explaining Offending Trajectories
Terrie Moffitt: Complementary Pair of Developmental Theories
Robert Sampson and John Laub: Age Graded Theory of Informal Social Control
John Hagan: Criminal Capital and Capital Disinvestment
Terence P. Thornberry: Interactional Theory of Delinquency
Delbert Elliott: Integrated Theory
Summary
Chapter Four: Adulthood and Aging Criminals
Overview
Cumulative Disadvantage: Adult Consequences of Juvenile Crime
Employment
Marriage, Children, and Family
Summary
Chapter Five: White-Collar Crime and the Life Course
Overview
The Concept of White-Collar Crime
Applying the Life Course Approach to White-Collar Offenders
The Social Locations of White-Collar and Common Onset of Offending and Trajectories in Crime
Family Background and Educational Trajectories
Conviction as an Event in the Life Course of White-Collar Offenders
White-Collar Crime and the Life Course
Summary
Chapter Six: Historical and Structural Contexts
Overview: Four Million Babies in History
The Maturity Gap
The Prison Experiment and the War on Drugs
Public Policy, Globalization, and the Inner City
Summing Up: Crime and the Life Course
A Final Conclusion
Offenders

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