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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 articleExpand
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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 perspectiveExpand
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Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control
Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 1 Basic Issues Chapter 4 2 The Criminal Behavior of Neighborhood Residents Chapter 5 3 Neighborhood Opportunities for Criminal Behavior ChapterExpand
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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 causesExpand
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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 itExpand
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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 enabledExpand
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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 despiteExpand
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“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...
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The Informal Control of Crime Through Neighborhood Networks
Abstract While the contemporary systemic model of neighborhood crime has emphasized the regulatory capacities that are imbedded in the structures of local community relational networks, very littleExpand
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