The Future of Criminology

Paperback | June 20, 2012

EditorRolf Loeber, Brandon C. Welsh

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Criminology is a dynamic and evolving field of study. In the recent decades, the study of the causes, development, prevention, and treatment of juvenile delinquency and adult crime has produced many important discoveries. This volume address two questions about crucial topics facingcriminology - from causation to prevention to public policy: Where are we now? What does the future hold? Rolf Loeber and Brandon C. Welsh lead a team of more than forty top scholars from across the world to present the future of research, policy, and practice in the discipline.

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Criminology is a dynamic and evolving field of study. In the recent decades, the study of the causes, development, prevention, and treatment of juvenile delinquency and adult crime has produced many important discoveries. This volume address two questions about crucial topics facingcriminology - from causation to prevention to public p...

Rolf Loeber is Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and Professor of Juvenile Delinquency and Social Development at the Free University in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is Co-director of the Life History Program. Br...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David P. Farrington: Foreword: Looking Back and ForwardRolf Loeber and Brandon C. Welsh: A Future of Criminology and a Criminologist for the AgesContributorsI. DEVELOPMENT AND CAUSATION1. D. Wayne Osgood: Some Future Trajectories for Life Course Criminology2. Rolf Loeber: Does the Study of the Age-Crime Curve have a Future?3. Richard E. Tremblay: Developmental Origins of Aggression: From Social Learning to Epigenetics4. Adrian Raine and Jill Portnoy: Biology of Crime: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives5. Terrie E. Moffitt: Self-Control, Then and Now6. Terence P. Thornberry: Criminological Theory: Past Achievements and Future Challenges7. Per-Olof H. Wikstrom: Individuals' Situational Criminal Actions: Current Knowledge and Tomorrow's Prospects8. Darrick Jolliffe and Joseph Murray: Lack of Empathy and Offending: Implications for Tomorrow's Research and Practice9. Gregory M. Zimmerman and Steven F. Messner: Person-in-Context: Insights and Issues in Research on Neighborhoods and Crime10. Maria M. Ttofi and Peter K. Smith: Risk and Protective Factors in the Assessment of School Bullies and Victims11. Georgia Zara: Adult Onset Offending: Perspectives for Future Research12. Magda Stouthamer-Loeber: The Next Generation of Longitudinal StudiesII. CRIMINAL CAREERS AND JUSTICE13. Alfred Blumstein: Research on Criminal Careers: Part 1: Contributions, Opportunities, and Needs14. Alex R. Piquero: Research on Criminal Careers: Part 2: Looking Back to Predict Ahead15. Howard N. Snyder: The Harvesting of Administrative Records: New Problems, Great Potential16. Marc Le Blanc: Twenty-Five Years of Developmental Criminology: What We Know, What We Need to Know17. Lila Kazemian: Pushing Back the Frontiers of Knowledge on Desistance from Crime18. Raymond R. Corrado: Does Psychopathology Appear Fully Only in Adulthood?III. PREVENTION19. Brandon C. Welsh: Preventing Delinquency by Putting Families First20. Frederick P. Rivara: The Future of Preventive Public Health: Implications of Brain Violence Research21. John E. Eck and Rob T. Guerette: "Own the Place, Own the Crime" Prevention: How Evidence about Place-Based Crime Shifts the Burden of Prevention22. Ross Homel and Tara Renae McGee: Community Approaches to Preventing Crime and Violence: The Challenge of Building Prevention Capacity23. J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano, Karl G. Hill, and Rick Kosterman: Taking Effective Crime Prevention to Scale: From School-Based Programs to Community-Wide Prevention SystemsIV. INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT24. Doris Layton MacKenzie and Gaylene Styve Armstrong: The Human Experiment in Treatment: A Means to the End of Offender Recidivism25. Friedrich Losel: Towards a Third Phase of 'What Works' in Offender Rehabilitation26. Leena K. Augimeri and Christopher J. Koegl: Raising the Bar: Transforming Knowledge to Practice for Children in Conflict with the Law27. Jonathan P. Shepherd: Intervening with Violence: Priorities for Reform from a Public Health Perspective28. Manuel Eisner and Amy Nivette: How to Reduce the Global Homicide Rate to 2 per 100,000 by 2060V. PUBLIC POLICY STRATEGIES29. James Q. Wilson: The Problem with Macro-Criminology30. David Weisburd, Brian Lawton, and Justin Ready: Staking Out the Next Generation of Studies of the Criminology of Place: Collecting Prospective Longitudinal Data at Crime Hot Spots31. Lawrence W. Sherman: The Futures of Experimental Criminology32. Irvin Waller: Stopping Crime Requires Successful Implementation of What Works33. Michael Tonry: The Future of Sentencing and Its Control

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"This set of contributions, by forty world-renowned criminologists, constitutes a cutting-edge volume for future generations of scholars to take the baton from David Farrington." --Gerben Bruinsma, Director of Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Amsterdam