Delinquency and Crime: Current Theories

Delinquency and Crime: Current Theories

by J. David Hawkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521473225

ISBN-13: 9780521473224

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why do youths commit crimes? Essays by nine leading criminologists seek to answer this question by describing current theories of crime and the research evidence that supports them. Contributors explore the practical implication of their theoretical work for crime prevention and control.  See more details below

Overview

Why do youths commit crimes? Essays by nine leading criminologists seek to answer this question by describing current theories of crime and the research evidence that supports them. Contributors explore the practical implication of their theoretical work for crime prevention and control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473224
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Criminology Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Contributors
1Developmental Continuity, Change, and Pathways in Male Juvenile Problem Behaviors and Delinquency1
2Delinquent Friends and Delinquent Behavior: Temporal and Developmental Patterns28
3The Explanation and Prevention of Youthful Offending68
4The Social Development Model: A Theory of Antisocial Behavior149
5Empirical Support for Interactional Theory: A Review of the Literature198
6The Use of Contextual Analysis in Models of Criminal Behavior236
7An Adaptive Strategy Theory of Crime and Delinquency268
Author Index315
Subject Index325

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