Breaking Rules (häftad)
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Breaking Rules (häftad)

Breaking Rules

The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People's Urban Crime

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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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Bill McCarthy, University of California, Davis, Contemporary Sociology They do not detract from the importance of Breaking Rules' major finding that the likelihood of crime increases with the convergence of crime-prone people in criminogenic environments. This finding has a number of implications for theorizing about, responding to, and preventing crime; it also makes Breaking Rules an important book for many audiences, including academics, policymakers, and others concerned with the origins of adolescent

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

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.

Peter Neyroud, Policing: A Journal of Policy & Practice One of the most important recent studies of crime and offending involving young people and a crucial book for police officers leading or designing crime reduction or preventive strategies.

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<br>Per-Olof H. Wikstrom, Professor of Ecological and Developmental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, and Professorial Fellow of Girton College, Dietrich Oberwittler, Senior Researcher / Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute, Kyle Treiber, Research Associate(PADS+), Beth Hardie, Research Manager (PADS+) <br>Professor Per-Olof H. Wikstrom 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>Dr 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>Dr 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+).<br>


PART 1 - ANALYSING CRIME AS SITUATIONAL ACTION: THEORY, METHODS, KEY CONSTRUCTS, AND BASIC FINDINGS ; 1. Situational Action Theory (SAT) ; 2. The Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+) ; 3. Young people's crime, crime propensity, and criminogenic exposure: Key constructs and basic findings ; PART 2 - THE SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S URBAN CRIME ; 4. Peterborough, its urban structure, and crime ; 5. Young offenders and their crimes in the urban environment ; 6. Young people, their activities, and criminogenic exposure ; PART 3 - THE SITUATIONAL DYNAMICS OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S CRIME ; 7. The crime convergence: Kinds of people in kinds of settings ; 8. Choosing crime as an alternative: Crime propensity, the perception-choice process, and crime ; PART 4 - IT'S ALL ABOUT INTERACTIONS ; 9. Key findings and implications ; APPENDICES ; Technical appendix ; Space-time budget coding appendix