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Delinquent-Prone Communities

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Criminology

  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521026970

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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.

    • New evidence on neighbourhood effects on crime
    • New evidence linking child neglect to crime
    • New evidence on the effect of social and economic stress in generating epidemics of juvenile crime
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521026970
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 182 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.347kg
    • contains: 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and tables
    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

  • Authors

    Don Weatherburn, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
    Don Waetherburn is Director of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Australia.

    Bronwyn Lind, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
    Bronwyn Lind is Deputy Director of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Australia.

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