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A general theory of crime.
Preface Part I. Crime: 1. Classical theory and the idea of crime 2. The nature of crime Part II. Criminality: 3. Biological positivism 4. Psychological, economic, and sociological positivism 5. TheExpand
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Age and the Explanation of Crime
One of the few facts agreed on in criminology is the age distribution of crime. This fact has been used to criticize social theories of crime causation, to provide the foundation for other theories,Expand
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Hellfire and Delinquency
Religious training is assumed to prevent delinquency by promoting the development of moral values, acceptance of conventional authority, and belief in the existence of supernatural sanctions. TheExpand
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Self-control and crime.
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THE TRUE VALUE OF LAMBDA WOULD APPEAR TO BE ZERO: AN ESSAY ON CAREER CRIMINALS, CRIMINAL CAREERS, SELECTIVE INCAPACITATION, COHORT STUDIES, AND RELATED TOPICS*
The idea of selective incapacitation and the distinction between prevalence and incidence (participation and lambda) justify the search for a group of offenders whose criminality does not declineExpand
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Separate and Unequal Is Better
Some argue that the assumptions of strain, control, and differential association theories of delinquency are fundamentally incompatible (Hirschi, 1969; Kornhauser, 1978), while others deny that theyExpand
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A Control Theory of Delinquency
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