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Published: 24 May 2012

512 Pages | 50 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199592845

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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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