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CRIMINAL CAREER RESEARCH: ITS VALUE FOR CRIMINOLOGY*
In a recent paper published in this journal, Gottfredson and Hirschi (1986)1 argue that the concepts of criminal careers, career criminals, selective incapacitation, prevalence, and incidence, andExpand
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Specialization and seriousness during adult criminal careers
Crime-type switching between arrests is examined for tendencies by adult offenders to specialize in crime types or to escalate in seriousness as offending continues. The adult offenders examinedExpand
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Deterrent Effects of the Police on Crime: A Replication and Theoretical Extension
This study replicates and then extends Wilson and Boland's (1978) theory of the deterrent effect of policing on crime rates in American cities by linking it to recent thinking on control of urbanExpand
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Diffusion in Homicide: Exploring a General Method for Detecting Spatial Diffusion Processes
This article proposes a new method for examining dynamic changes in thespatial distribution of a phenomenon. Recently introduced exploratoryspatial data analysis (ESDA) techniques provide socialExpand
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Sentencing of Convicted Offenders: An Analysis of the Public's View
The results of a survey of public attitudes about appropriate length of prison sentences for convicted offenders are reported. Two main questions are addressed: 1) degree of consensus within theExpand
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An ecological study of the location of gang set space
Previous gang research has focused primarily on the attributes of individuals who join gangs. This ecological study of violent urban youth gangs examines the social, economic, and physicalExpand
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Incapacitation as a Strategy for Crime Control: Possibilities and Pitfalls
  • J. Cohen
  • Sociology
  • Crime and Justice
  • 1 January 1983
A number of estimates of incapacitative effects from incarceration of convicted offenders are available. While these estimates vary in absolute magnitude, the studies consistently find that crimeExpand
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