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The strongest criticism of Gottfredson and Hirschi’s (1990) A General Theory of Crime continues to be that it is tautological. The authors initially provided no operational definition of “low self-control” and, therefore, researchers could not really tell if an individual had this characteristic unless they committed crime. Investigators have attempted to(More)
This article explores police officer perceptions of intimate partner violence (IPV) using observational data from police ride-alongs. We performed a qualitative analysis of narrative data from the Project on Policing Neighborhoods (POPN) to examine officers' views of IPV as well as whether policing philosophy is related to officers' attitudes toward IPV.(More)
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