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Adolescent Crime and Victimization: Sex and Gender Differences, Similarities, and Emerging Intersections  

Holly Foster

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay examines sex/gender differences and similarities in offending and victimization among young people. Gender differences are pronounced for violent behaviors and smaller for minor ... More

Adolescent Development, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice  

Jennifer L. Woolard

Some form of delinquency is a normative part of adolescence for a majority of teens, yet the consequences of risky behavior and juvenile justice involvement can be severe. This article ... More

Adolescent Precursors of White-Collar Crime  

Simon I. Singer

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
Delinquency in adolescence is a known precursor to adult criminality. Nonetheless, the delinquencies of adolescents are generally considered irrelevant to adult white-collar crime. This ... More

Adult Offender Assessment and Classification in Custodial Settings  

James Bonta Ph.D. and J.S. Wormith

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Nov 2016
This chapter describes the developments that have occurred over the past three decades in the area of offender assessment and classification, including discussion of why offender ... More

American Corrections: Reform Without Change  

Karol Lucken and Thomas G. Blomberg

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article outlines the corrections system of America. It traces the history of the corrections system and offers some observations on what led to the massive prison buildup. It ... More

Antisocial Behavior  

Michael Tonry and Harriet Bildsten

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses antisocial behavior orders (ASBOs) in England and Wales and recent U.S. policies based on the broken windows hypothesis. The broken windows hypothesis and its policy ... More

The Appeal of the Crime Genre  

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. 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

Arms Trafficking  

Andrew Feinstein and Paul Holden

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Oct 2014
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Dec 2013
This essay provides a brief overview of arms trafficking, its participants and enabling partners, and the prospects of a reduction in arms trafficking through various legal mechanisms. It ... More

Auto Theft  

Michael Cherbonneau and Richard Wright

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article reviews our current knowledge about automobile theft. It defines crime and outlines its prevalence. It further examines the social and economic consequences of auto theft and ... 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

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