Crime and Coercion

An Integrated Theory of Chronic Criminality

Authors: Colvin, M.

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In a major new theory of criminal behavior, Mark Colvin argues that chronic criminals emerge from a developmental process characterized by recurring, erratic episodes of coercion. Colvin's differential coercion theory, which integrates several existing criminological perspectives, lays out a compelling argument that coercive forces create social and psychological dynamics that lead to chronic criminal behavior. While Colvin's presentation focuses primarily on chronic street criminals, the theory is also applied to exploratory offenders and white-collar criminals. In addition, Colvin presents a critique of current crime control measures, which rely heavily on coercion, and offers in their place a comprehensive crime reduction program based on consistent, non-coercive practices.

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MARK COLVIN is Associate Professor of Sociology at George Mason University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime and Coercion
Book Subtitle
An Integrated Theory of Chronic Criminality
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights only for USA, Canada. dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-312-29277-5
DOI
10.1057/9780312292775
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42643-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 216
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