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The Future of Criminology

Rolf Loeber and Brandon C. Welsh


Criminology is a dynamic and evolving field of study. In recent decades, the study of the causes, development, prevention, and treatment of juvenile delinquency and adult crime has produced many important discoveries. This volume address two questions about crucial topics facing criminology—from causation to prevention to public policy: Where are we now? What does the future hold? This book has been written by more than forty scholars from across the world. Chapters present the future of research, policy, and practice in the discipline. They examine five important areas of criminological knowl ... More

Keywords: criminology, juvenile delinquency, adult crime, public policy, development, causation, justice, prevention

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199917938
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rolf Loeber, editor
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Brandon C. Welsh, editor
Northeastern University

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Part I Development and Causation

4 Biology of Crime

Adrian Raine and Jill Portnoy

5 Self-Control, Then and Now

Terrie E. Moffitt

6 Criminological Theory

Terence P. Thornberry

8 Lack of Empathy and Offending

Darrick Jolliffe and Joseph Murray

9 Person-in-Context

Gregory M. Zimmerman and Steven F. Messner

Part II Criminal Careers and Justice

Part III Prevention

21 “Own the Place, Own the Crime” Prevention

John E. Eck and Rob T. Guerette

23 Taking Effective Crime Prevention to Scale

J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano, Karl G. Hill, and Rick Kosterman

Part IV Intervention and Treatment

24 The Human Experiment in Treatment

Doris Layton MacKenzie and Gaylene Styve Armstrong

26 Raising the Bar

Leena K. Augimeri and Christopher J. Koegl

27 Intervening with Violence

Jonathan P. Shepherd

Part V Public Policy Strategies

30 Staking out the Next Generation of Studies of the Criminology of Place

David Weisburd, Brian Lawton, and Justin Ready

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