Experiments in criminology and law: a research revolution

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Law - 199 pages
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Experiments in Criminology and Law: A Research Revolution illustrates how experimental methods, particularly laboratory experiments, can be useful for researchers studying crime, deviance, and law. Scholars in these areas have typically relied on data from surveys, ethnographies, and government records. While such research has produced evidence regarding correlations, it has not been as successful at increasing our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for those correlations. This book makes the case that laboratory experiments can help. Their strengths complement those of traditional methods and field experiments. Book jacket.

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Contents

SelfControl
12
Rationality and SelfControl
39
SelfControl in the Lab
63
Copyright

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Christine Horne is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University.