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Network Perspectives on Crime  

Jason Gravel and George E. Tita

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Sep 2017
Though often not mentioned by name, the importance of social networks in explaining criminal behavior, delinquency, and patterns has long been recognized in the study of crime. Theories ... More

Social Disorganization Theory  

Paul Bellair

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Jul 2017
Contemporary sociologists typically trace social disorganization models to Emile Durkheim’s classic work. There is continuity between Durkheim’s concern for organic solidarity in societies ... More

Self-Control Theory and Crime  

Michael Gottfredson

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Jul 2017
Gottfredson and Hirschi advanced self-control theory in 1990 as part of their general theory of crime. Self-control is defined as the ability to forego acts that provide immediate or ... More

General Strain Theory  

Timothy Brezina

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Feb 2017
General strain theory (GST) provides a unique explanation of crime and delinquency. In contrast to control and learning theories, GST focuses explicitly on negative treatment by others and ... More

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