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This book challenges the conventional view that disadvantage causes crime because it motivates people to offend. It argues that disadvantage causes crime because it disrupts the parenting process. The theory put forward in the book maintains that it takes a long time for disadvantage to increase the level of crime in a neighborhood. However, once the level of economic and social stress in a neighborhood reaches a critical level, it can set off an epidemic of juvenile offending.

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Despite a century of effort, criminologists do not yet fully understand the relationship between disadvantage and crime. Weatherburn and Lind challenge the conventional view that disadvantage causes crime because it motivates people to offend, and argue instead that the transmission mechanism linking economic and social stress to crime is not offender motivation but disruption to the parenting process. The book puts forward an epidemic model of the genesis of delinquent-prone communities and shows how this model resolves the empirical anomalies facing conventional interpretations of the disadvantage/crime relationship.

Synopsis:

New model of delinquent-prone communities showing that disadvantage causes crime through disruption of the parenting process.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Overview; 1. The ESIOM paradigm and its problems; 2. The insidious effects of economic and social stress on parenting; 3. Parenting, peers and delinquency; 4. Delinquency generation at the individual level; 5. Delinquency generation at the aggregate-level; 6. An epidemic model of offender population growth; 7. Theories of crime and place; 8. Prevention; Notes; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521026970
Author:
Weatherburn, Don
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Blumstein, Alfred
Author:
Lind, Bronwyn
Author:
Weatherburn, Donald James
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Juvenile delinquency--Australia--New South Wa
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.51 in. .74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Despite a century of effort, criminologists do not yet fully understand the relationship between disadvantage and crime. Weatherburn and Lind challenge the conventional view that disadvantage causes crime because it motivates people to offend, and argue instead that the transmission mechanism linking economic and social stress to crime is not offender motivation but disruption to the parenting process. The book puts forward an epidemic model of the genesis of delinquent-prone communities and shows how this model resolves the empirical anomalies facing conventional interpretations of the disadvantage/crime relationship.
"Synopsis" by , New model of delinquent-prone communities showing that disadvantage causes crime through disruption of the parenting process.
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