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The Appeal of the Crime Genre

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik.

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Theories of Crime. 8614 words.

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,...

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Back to Basics

Richard B. Felson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 10312 words.

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...

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Biology and Crime

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

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 7974 words.

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...

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Biosocial Criminology and Models of Criminal Decision Making

Kyle Treiber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 16527 words.

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...

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Change in Offending across the Life Course

Christopher J. Sullivan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 9469 words.

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...

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Choosing Street Crime

Richard Wright and Volkan Topalli.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Violent Crime. 7066 words.

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

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Choosing White-Collar Crime

Neal Shover, Andy Hochstetler and Tage Alalehto.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Corporate Crime. 8091 words.

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...

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The Code of the Suburb and Drug Dealing

Scott Jacques and Richard Wright.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Drugs Trade. 6534 words.

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...

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Coercion and Crime

Thomas Vander Ven and Mark Colvin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 8175 words.

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...

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Coercive Mobility

Natasha A. Frost and Todd R. Clear.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 8165 words.

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 incarceration,...

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