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Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory
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Modelling the Criminal Lifestyle 

Theorizing at the Edge of Chaos

Authors: Walters, Glenn D.

  • Presents Walters's fourth evolution of lifestyle theory, introducing the concept of criminal thought content to advance our understanding criminal behaviour
  • Offers sociologists and psychologists an alternative to traditional views on crime and offenders
  • Includes relevant guidance for clinical and correctional psychologists, social workers, probation and parole officers, and court workers
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About this book

This book offers Walters's latest evolution of criminal lifestyle theory. It introduces the concept of criminal thought content to illustrate how the potential interplay between what offenders think and their thought processes can greatly aid our understanding of both crime and criminals. In this new study on criminal behaviour, Walters calls for criminological theory to be placed within a broader scientific context, and provides us with several key models which embrace constructs from numerous important theories including: the general theory of crime, social cognitive and social learning theories, general strain theory, psychopathic personality theories of crime, and labelling theory.
Another unique aspect of this work is that it places lifestyle theory within a larger scientific framework, namely, nonlinear dynamical systems theory or chaos. Seven principles from chaos theory are used to explain relationships and processes central to lifestyle theory and Walters uses this to draw conclusions on what affects criminal decision-making and desistance from crime. Highly original and innovative in scope, this book will be useful to practitioners and scholars of criminal justice alike, with chapters focussed on decision-making, assessment, and intervention.

About the authors

Glenn D. Walters is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA, where he teaches classes on offender management, research methods, criminology, and substance abuse and crime. Dr Walters has published over 250 articles and book chapters and has authored or co-authored 18 books and edited collections.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Tracing the Roots of Criminal Lifestyle Theory

    Walters, Glenn D.

    Pages 1-25

  • Definitions and Major Assumptions

    Walters, Glenn D.

    Pages 27-51

  • The Fractal Nature of Lifestyles

    Walters, Glenn D.

    Pages 53-74

  • The Control Model of Criminal Lifestyle Development

    Walters, Glenn D.

    Pages 75-114

  • The Moral Model of Criminal Lifestyle Development

    Walters, Glenn D.

    Pages 115-151

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eBook 107,09 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57771-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57770-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modelling the Criminal Lifestyle 
Book Subtitle
Theorizing at the Edge of Chaos
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57771-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57771-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57770-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86244-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 301
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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