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Author: Michael Benson
Title: Crime and the Life Course (Criminology and Justice Studies)
ISBN: 0415994934
ISBN13: 978-0415994934
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Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (July 28, 2012)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1542 kb
Size EPUB version: 1261 kb
Category: Law
Subcategory: Criminal Law

In recent years, thelifecourseperspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary research and theory on the life-course approach to crime. The book emphasizes a conceptual understanding of this approach. A special feature is the integration of qualitative and quantitative research on criminal life histories. This book:

provides an overview of the life course approach and describes the major concepts and issues inlifecoursetheory as it applies to criminology

reviews evidence on biological and genetic influences on crime

reviews research on the role of the family in crime and juvenile delinquency

provides a detailed discussion of the criminologicallifecourse theories of Moffitt, Hagan, Sampson and Laub, and others

discusses the connections between youthful crime and adult outcomes in education, occupation, and marriage

presents an application of thelifecourse approach to white-collar crime

discusses how macro sociological and historical developments have influenced the shape of the lifecourse in American society as it relates to patterns in crime.


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