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Testing the Core Empirical Implications of Gottfredson and Hirschi's General Theory of Crime
In A General Theory of Crime, Gottfredson and Hirschi propose that low self-control, in interaction with criminal opportunity, is the major cause of crime. The research reported in this article
After a period of decline in the discipline, the social disorganization model of Shaw and McKay is again beginning to appear in the literature. This paper examines five criticisms of the perspective
Low self-control and imprudent behavior
Gottfredson and Hirschi'sA General Theory of Crime contends that individual differences in involvement in criminal and analogous behavior are due largely to individual differences in the personality
Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control
This book discusses Neighborhood-Based Responses to Crime: Policy Issues, which addresses the role that neighborhood dynamics and the Fear of Crime play in the development of criminal activity.
Evaluating the Dimensionality and Invariance of ”Low Self-Control”
According to Gottfredson and Hirschi's (1990) A General Theory ofCrime, all illegal activity is the manifestation of a single underlyingcause. The authors argue that inadequate child-rearing causes
Economic deprivation and neighborhood crime rates, 1960-1980
The social disorganization model of crime and delinquency generally has argued that the socioeconomic composition of neighborhoods is related to rates of illegal behavior only to the extent that it
Ecological Stability and the Dynamics of Delinquency
  • R. Bursik
  • Sociology
    Crime and Justice
  • 1 January 1986
Shaw and McKay's ecological approach to social disorganization and delinquency was developed under the assumption that Chicago was characterized by a stable set of ecological dynamics. This enabled
Community Change and Patterns of Delinquency
One of the most important findings of the classic Shaw and McKay delinquency research was that the distributional pattern of delinquency in Chicago remained relatively stable over time despite
“Render Unto Caesar What Is Caesar's”: Religiosity and Taxpayers' Inclinations to Cheat
Previous research on the relationship between religiosity and involvement in illegal behavior overlooks Hirschi and Stark's original concern with religion as a sanctioning system. While Hirschi and...