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Criminological Theory: A Life-Course Approach

ISBN: 9780763771362 | 0763771368
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pub. Date: 3/1/2010

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In order to understand the perpetuance of crime, multiple influences in offendersrs" lives must be considered. Criminological Theory: A Life-Course Approach explores criminal and anti-social behavior by examining important factors occurring at each stage of life. This collection of cutting-edge scholarship comprehensively covers life-course antisocial behavior ranging from prenatal factors, to childhood examples of disruptive behavior, delinquency, and adult crime. Diverse research from internationally recognized experts on criminal behavior brings readers towards a sharpened understanding of crime and the prevailing life-course approach. Key Features: Provides an interdisciplinary perspective covering sociological, psychological, biological, and policy issues pertaining to criminal behavior. Focuses on diverse topics including conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and an array of factors relating to adult criminal careers. Authored by internationally recognized criminologists with diverse research and/or practitioner expertise, such as John Paul Wright, David Farrington, Scott Decker, and Jeff Ulmer.

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