In this enlightening study, the authors implement a unique research approach to offer a greater understanding of policy reform of pretrial release and detention practices in the criminal courts in Boston, Miami, and Phoenix.
Michael Gottfredson is Chancellors' Professor of Criminology Law and Society, Sociology, and Law at the University of California, Irvine. From 2000-2012 he served as Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Irvine and from 2012-14 as President of the University of Oregon. He has published extensively in criminology on the causes of crime and delinquency, criminal victimization, and the criminal justice process. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the Western Society of Criminology and the recipient of the Tappan award for criminological theory. Travis Hirschi is Regents' Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, through 2018. He is the author of Causes of Delinquency, Delinquency Research (with Hanan Selvin), and A General Theory of Crime (with Michael Gottfredson). He has published extensively on the causes of crime, research methodology, and the corelates of crime and delinquency. He is a Past President and Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the recipient of the Sutherland Award and the Stockholm Prize in criminology.
Preface Part I: The Theory of Self Control Chapter 1: Self-control Theory and Crime Chapter 2: Methods and Measures in Testing a General Theory of Crime Chapter 3: Age Matters Chapter 4: Stability Matters Chapter 5: Multiple Causes and Multiple Factors in a Choice Theory of Crime Chapter 6: Self Control, Social Control, Morality, and Opportunity in a Choice Theory of Crime Part II: Self Control and Public Policy Chapter 7: General Theory, Public Policy, and the Limits of the Criminal Sanction Chapter 8: Prisons, Deterrence, and Incapacitation: A View from a Prevention Perspective Chapter 9: Crime, Immigration, and Public Policy Chapter 10: Policing and Situational Crime Prevention Chapter 11: Moving Forward: Developing Control Theory and Creating Advantages Throughout Life Appendix 1: Stockholm Address by Travis Hirschi References