Breaking Rules: The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People's Urban Crime (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
512
Utgivningsdatum
2012-05-24
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Medarbetare
Oberwittler, Dietrich / Treiber, Kyle / Hardie, Beth
Illustratör/Fotograf
50 illustrations
Illustrationer
50
Dimensioner
223 x 143 x 30 mm
Vikt
695 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199592845
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This book examines the findings, theoretical basis, and new methodology of The Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+). This major longitudinal study investigates the role of the social environment on crime causation, involving a cohort of 700 young people from the age of 12.
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Ralph B. Taylor, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books The combination of carefully crafted and consistent assumptions about human nature, an extraordinarily rich data set, an equally rich theoretical frame with clear concepts and dynamics, and a series of analyses which allow the reader to see what is happening "under the hood, " is unparalleled in this reviewer's recent memory.


Professor Michael Gottfredson, University of California, As quoted in The Independent among the most significant works in criminology in decades


Professor Robert Sampson, Harvard University, as quoted in the Independent a breakthrough that deserves a wide readership


Professor Michael R. Gottfredson, University of California Breaking Rules is among the most significant works in criminology in decades. It sets the standard for sophisticated and innovative measurement, for careful and well - executed research design, and for clarity and precision of presentation. It both presents and explicates an innovative theory of crime, one that is broad in scope and appropriately ambitious. The data and their analyses are of vital importance to cumulative knowledge in criminology. With
this book, Situational Action Theory takes its place as among the most important perspectives in modern criminology and the study provides data of unprecedented scope and quality.Breaking Rules represents the best tradition of the science of criminology and as such it commands the attention of the field.


Professor Steven F. Messner, University at Albany Breaking Rules is a truly impressive book that combines all of the features of first-rate scholarship in the social sciences. The theorizing, in the form of Situational Action Theory (SAT), is creative. The methodological procedures are carefully crafted and skillfully executed to serve the theoretical objectives of the research. Moreover, the extensive and rich analyses of the data from the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+)
yield compelling insights about who commits crimes, when, where, and - most importantly - why.


Professor Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University Criminology has produced a staggering amount of data and findings. Correlates of crime are everywhere but theoretical interpretation of their meaning is fraught with disagreement, Wikstrm and colleagues cut through the fog with a compelling new theory and multi-faceted longitudinal study of adolescents that lays bare the fundamental importance of situational dynamics and their interaction with both person-level characteristics and the larger social environment
of the city. The theoretical emphasis on situation and individual action in context is original and the empirical analysis is carefully constructed to assess major hypotheses. Breaking Rules is a breakthrough that deserves a wide readership.


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<br>Per-Olof H. Wikstr m is Professor of Ecological and Developmental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, and Professorial Fellow of Girton College. He is the director of the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+). <br>Dietrich Oberwittler has been working with Principal Investigator Per-Olof Wikstrom since 2004 when he worked for the SCoPiC Network as a Marie Curie fellow until 2006. His particular expertise revolve around spatial analysis and the neighbourhood dimension of crime. <br>Kyle Treiber is a Research Associate and occasional lecturer who works particularly with the neurocognitive and biopsychological dimensions of the Peterborough Adolescent of Young Adult Development Study (PADS+). <br>Beth Hardie is the Research Manager for the Peterborough Adolescent of Young Adult Development Study (PADS+). She has been workong with Per-Olof on PADS+ since 2004.<br>

Innehållsförteckning

1. Key problems in the Study of Urban Crime; 2. Situational Action Theory; 3. Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+); 4. Urban Structure and Social Life; 5. Explaining Area Variation in Victimisation, Crime and Fear of Crime; 6. Explaining Area Variation in Young People's Offending; 7. Conclusion: Advancing our Knowledge about the Causes of Urban Crime