Companions In Crime: The Social Aspects Of Criminal Conduct (Cambridge Studies In Criminology)

Companions In Crime: The Social Aspects Of Criminal Conduct (Cambridge Studies In Criminology)

  • Publish Date: 2002-02-18
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Mark Warr
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The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that most offenders are imbedded in a network of friends and accomplices, and describes numerous possible mechanisms of peer influence.

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