Journals Higher Education

£72.00

Hardback

Published: 24 May 2012

512 Pages | 50 illustrations

216x138mm

ISBN: 9780199592845


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This publication is part of the Policing Publishing Program

Breaking Rules: The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People's Urban Crime

Per-Olof H. Wikström, Dietrich Oberwittler, Kyle Treiber, and Beth Hardie

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Presents the findings of a major longitudinal study (PADS+), involving a cohort of 700 young people from the age of 12
  • Introduces Situational Action Theory, an innovative theory and methodology in the study of the role of the social environment in crime causation
  • Reviews the literature on urban crime, highlighting key theoretical and methodological problems, and demonstrates how Situational Action Theory can overcome these difficulties
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