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Delinquent-Prone Communities

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ISBN-10: 0521026970

ISBN-13: 9780521026970

Edition: 2006

Authors: Don Weatherburn, Bronwyn Lind, Alfred Blumstein, David Farrington

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This book challenges the conventional view that disadvantage causes crime because it motivates people to offend. It argues that disadvantage causes crime because it disrupts the parenting process. The theory put forward in the book maintains that it takes a long time for disadvantage to increase the level of crime in a neighborhood. However, once the level of economic and social stress in a neighborhood reaches a critical level, it can set off an epidemic of juvenile offending.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792

Bronwyn Lind is Deputy Director of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Australia.

List of figures and tables
The ESIOM paradigm and its problems
The insidious effects of economic and social stress on parenting
Parenting, peers and delinquency
Delinquency generation at the individual level
Delinquency generation at the aggregate-level
An epidemic model of offender population growth
Theories of crime and place