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Transient Criminality
     

Transient Criminality

by Anthony Mawson
 

Mawson proposes that transient criminality results from acute environmental stress and/or physiological disturbances in a context of diminished social supports. He posits a synthesis of situational factors and social and life-sciences concepts to explain stress-induced crime, and illustrates how the resulting model can explain theft, burglary, vandalism, homicide,

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Mawson proposes that transient criminality results from acute environmental stress and/or physiological disturbances in a context of diminished social supports. He posits a synthesis of situational factors and social and life-sciences concepts to explain stress-induced crime, and illustrates how the resulting model can explain theft, burglary, vandalism, homicide, assault, and rape. . . . will be helpful to any who wants to understand more about single or spasmodic violent crime perpetrators.

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Mawson proposes that transient criminality results from acute environmental stress and/or physiological disturbances in a context of diminished social supports. He posits a synthesis of situational factors and social and life-sciences concepts to explain stress-induced crime, and illustrates how the resulting model can explain theft, burglary, vandalism, homicide, assault, and rape. This new text includes discussions on the existing literature on the link between stress and criminality; the existing models of stress-induced crime; a new model of motivational behavior; a critique of the concept of conscience; the application of a new model to specific types of crime; and the various cognitive transformations in relation to crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275925529
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1987
Pages:
345
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

ANTHONY R. MAWSON is Research Epidemiologist, Section of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Medical Center.

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