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social crime

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

Crime is sometimes regarded as social when it represents a conscious challenge to a prevailing social order and its values. Examples cited by Marxist historians include forms of popular...

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social crime

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 96 words.

Crime is sometimes regarded as social when it represents a conscious challenge to a prevailing social order and its values.

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social crime

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

Crime is sometimes regarded as social when it represents a conscious challenge to a prevailing social order and its values. Examples cited by Marxist historians include forms of popular...

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crime and social differentiation

Anette Ballinger.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 326 words.

The concept of crime and social differentiation has been developed by those adopting a critical perspective when analysing the criminal

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Crime and Social Interactions

Edward L. Glaeser, Bruce Sacerdote and José A. Scheinkman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 1996; p ublished online May 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics. 0 words.

The high variance of crime rates across time and space is one of the oldest puzzles in the social sciences; this variance appears too high to be explained by changes in the exogenous costs...

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Social Ecology of Crime

Per-Olof H. Wikström.

in Criminology

P ublished online December 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 5367 words.

Social (or human) ecology may be broadly defined as the study of the social and behavioral consequences of the interaction between human beings and their environment. It specifically...

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crime and social differentiation

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The concept of crime and social differentiation has been developed by those adopting a critical perspective when analysing the criminal justice system and, as such, stands in contrast to...

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Social Concern and Crime

Cecilia Chouhy, Robert Agnew and Francis T. Cullen.

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 12834 words.

Social concern theory (SCT) states that individuals are naturally inclined to show concern for the welfare of others, desire close ties to others, follow certain moral intuitions, and...

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Social Institutions and Crime

Steven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld and Susanne Karstedt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 8795 words.

Over the past several years, criminological theorists have shown renewed interest in the role of social institutions in the onset of crime. This development has been aptly labeled the “new...

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Social Support and Crime

Matthew D. Makarios and Tara Livelsberger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 11304 words.

According to social support theory, people who live in environments that provide more support are less likely to commit a crime. In other words, criminal behavior is discouraged when...

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Social Construction of Crime

Murray Lee.

in Sociology

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 6132 words.

Crime is a term generally used to describe a range of behaviors or acts that a society and/or its lawmakers have deemed fit to criminalize. Indeed, most forms of crime have little in common...

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Social Learning and Crime

Emily J. Salisbury.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime. 6752 words.

This article explores the link between social learning and crime by focusing on social learning theories developed by clinical psychologists based on correctional rehabilitation and...

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Public Social Control and Neighborhood Crime

David Ramey.

in Criminology

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 9386 words.

Research on public social control and neighborhood crime is concerned with a neighborhood’s ability to secure external economic, political, and social resources necessary to effectively...

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The Social Embeddedness of Organized Crime

Henk Van de Bunt, Dina Siegel and Damián Zaitch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Organised Crime. 8784 words.

Between organized crime and the legitimate societal context, there are usually all sorts of “interfaces,” and the relationships between legality and illegality are by no means necessarily...

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Clinical and social aspects of crime

Nigel Eastman, Gwen Adshead, Simone Fox, Richard Latham and Seán Whyte.

in Forensic Psychiatry

March 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry. 15558 words.

Crime to the forensic psychiatrist - Prevalence and measurement of crime - Psychology & philosophy of volition - Types of violence - Social factors in crime and delinquency - Sexual offending...

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Crime, Punishment, and Social Disorder

James D. Wright, Jana L. Jasinski and Drew Noble Lanier.

in Social Trends in American Life

August 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Research and Statistics. 10732 words.

In 1980, Arthur Stinchcombe, Tom Smith, Garth Taylor, and several additional coauthors published Crime and Punishment—Changing Attitudes in America. The book reviewed public opinion data...

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The Social Construction of Crime

Richard Rosenfeld.

in Criminology

P ublished online December 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 3653 words.

Behaviors become crimes through a process of social construction. The same behavior may be considered criminal in one society and an act of honor in another society or in the same society...

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Crime, Social Development, and Correctional Social Work

WILL C. RAINFORD.

in Social Work and Social Development

April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. 8996 words.

Social workers have been involved with issues of delinquency, crime and corrections since the profession’s inception in the late 19th century. However, as crime rates have continued to soar...

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Economic marginalization, social exclusion, and crime

Chris Hale.

in Criminology

June 2013; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminology. 9980 words.

This chapter considers the debates surrounding the relationships between economic conditions and crime. It examines the links between poverty, inequality, and crime, and discusses concepts...

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Social media, cyberspace, and sex crime

Maggie Wykes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sex Offences and Sex Offenders

January 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 9818 words.

This essay considers the nature of offences involving social media. These include topics such as sexting, revenge porn, grooming, cyberstalking, and sexual harassment which have all become...

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Social Disadvantage, Crime, and Punishment

Tim Newburn.

in Social Advantage and Disadvantage

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy. 8391 words.

The chapter considers four main issues. First, the highly complex relationship between economic conditions and crime rates, which suggest that levels of consumption and, possibly,...

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