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The Appeal of the Crime Genre  

Gray Cavender and Nancy Jurik

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Jul 2014
This chapter provides an overview of the longevity and popular appeal of the crime genre and its relevance to the field of criminology. In our discussion we include such media as novels, ... More

Back to Basics: Gender and the Social Psychology of Aggression  

Richard B. Felson

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay suggests that activist rhetoric and imprecise language should be discarded when studying gender and violence. Violence against women should be compared to violence against men ... More

Biology and Crime  

Melissa Peskin, Yu Gao, Andrea L. Glenn, Anna Rudo-Hutt, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Numerous studies carried out over the past two decades suggest that several biological risk factors significantly increase the likelihood for people to commit crime and violence across the ... More

Biosocial Criminology and Models of Criminal Decision Making  

Kyle Treiber

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
This chapter explores how integrating the science of criminal decision making and contemporary biosocial criminology can benefit our understanding of why people make criminal action ... More

Change in Offending across the Life Course  

Christopher J. Sullivan

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Over the past twenty years, the developmental, life-course framework has emerged as an important means of understanding crime and delinquency. A number of studies tend to focus more on ... More

Choosing Street Crime  

Richard Wright and Volkan Topalli

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
People who commit burglary, robbery, carjacking, and other serious predatory street crimes are disproportionately young, poor, and male. Notwithstanding the strong link between these ... More

Choosing White-Collar Crime  

Neal Shover, Andy Hochstetler, and Tage Alalehto

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
In Western countries such as the United States, crime is viewed as chosen behavior. This assumption emerged as the dominant theoretical underpinning of crime control policy-making in the ... More

The Code of the Suburb and Drug Dealing  

Scott Jacques and Richard Wright

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
High rates of violence are characteristic of many urban drug markets because the individuals therein abide by a set of informal rules known as the code of the street. This code governs ... More

Coercion and Crime  

Thomas Vander Ven and Mark Colvin

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article explores the link between coercion and crime and how this link has evolved. It also presents five propositions relating coercion to crime. First, coercion is a primary ... More

Coercive Mobility  

Natasha A. Frost and Todd R. Clear

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Using Robert J. Bursik and Harold G. Grasmick's re-specification of social disorganization theory as systemic theory, Dina R. Rose and Todd R. Clear showed how high levels of ... More

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