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Situational Action Theory

Per-Olof H. Wikström

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Situational Action Theory Introduction Situational action theory (SAT) is a newly developed general theory of moral action and crime that a...

Snitching and Use of Criminal Informants

Alexandra Natapoff

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Snitching and Use of Criminal Informants Introduction Criminal informants occupy a central role in the US criminal system. Police rely heavily ...

Social and Intellectual Context of Criminology, The

Joachim J. Savelsberg

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

The Social and Intellectual Context of Criminology Introduction A hallmark of established academic fields is systematic self-reflection and sci...

Social Construction of Crime, The

Richard Rosenfeld

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

The Social Construction of Crime Introduction Behaviors become crimes through a process of social construction. The same behavior may be co...

Social Control of Tobacco Use

Kirsten Bell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Social Control of Tobacco UseIntroductionEfforts to control the use of tobacco via both formal and informal social mechanisms have been a feature of m...

Social Control Theory

Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Nancy A. Morris

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Social Control Theory Introduction Unlike most criminology theories that purport to explain why people offend, control theory offers the justi...

Social Disorganization

Andres F. Rengifo

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Social Disorganization Introduction Social disorganization is a theoretical perspective that explains ecological differences in levels ...

Social Ecology of Crime

Per-Olof H. Wikström

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Social Ecology of Crime Introduction Social (or human) ecology may be broadly defined as the study of the social and behavioral consequence...

Social Learning Theory

Thomas Holt

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Social Learning Theory Introduction Social learning theory has had a distinct and lasting impact on the field of criminology. This framework ev...

Social Networks

Peter J. Carrington

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Social Networks Introduction This article is concerned with applications in criminology of the concept of the social network. Three distinct t...

Social Threat and Social Control

David Eitle, Zachary Morgan-Edwards

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Social Threat and Social Control Introduction For much of the latter part of the 20th century, social scientists have scrutinized the social co...

Solitary Confinement

Ian O'Donnell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Solitary ConfinementIntroductionSolitary confinement has long been part of the practice of imprisonment in the United States, the United Kingdom, and ...

South Africa, Crime and Justice in

Elrena Van der Spuy

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Crime and Justice in South Africa Introduction Issues relating to crime and justice have come to occupy a central place in post-apartheid Sout...

Sport Mega-Events Security

Francisco R. Klauser, Richard Giulianotti

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Sport Mega-Event Security Introduction In recent years, sport mega-events have entered a new phase of development and growth. Their securitiza...

Stalking and Harassment

Bradford W. Reyns

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Stalking and Harassment Introduction Stalking has been referred to as the crime of the 1990s. In part, this is because California enacted the ...

State Crime

Christopher Mullins

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

State CrimeIntroductionThe focused academic study of crimes committed by nation-states is now more than two decades old, spanning several generations ...

State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity in Theories of Victimization

Jillian J. Turanovic, Meghan R. Ogle

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity in Theories of VictimizationIntroductionOne of the most consistent and well-known findings in victimizat...

Strain Theories

Robert Agnew, Heather Scheuerman

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Strain Theories Introduction Strain theories state that certain strains or stressors increase the likelihood of crime. These strains lead to n...

Street Code

Timothy Brezina

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Street CodeIntroductionSubcultural theorists highlight the role of subcultural norms and values in the etiology of crime and delinquency. Subcultural ...

Street Robbery

Richard Wright, Scott Jacques

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Street Robbery Introduction Street robbery can be defined as the theft of property accomplished through force or threat of force in an outdoor,...

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