Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts

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Joan McCord
Transaction Publishers, 1992 - Social Science - 337 pages
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Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts calls for rethinking the development of criminological theory. In her introduction, Joan McCord argues that the field is ready for new approaches and that its progress depends on a sound factual base. Examining the discipline's research design, methodology, and quantitative analysis efforts, the contributors identify significant advances in criminological theory. This empirical orientation results in a balanced blend of information and speculation.

This book contains a comprehensive review. The first chapter describes biological conditions that have theoretical links with criminal behaviorÔ ending with a discussion of how biological and social conditions may interact to influence criminal behavior. Early chapters discuss general issues related to crime. These are followed by expositions of theoretical orientations not typically found in criminological literature. The second half of the book describes seven longitudinal studies in four countries. The authors interpret their data to expose biological, social, and psychological factors they believe may influence criminal behavior.

These contributors include: Guenther Knoblich and Roy King, Daniel Glaser, Robert A. Rosellini and Robin L. Lashley, Robert J. Sampson, Ellen S. Cohn and Susan O. White, Joan McCord, L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D. Eron, Robert Cairns and Beverly Cairns, Richard E. Tremblay, Patricia Cohen and Judith S. Brook, David P. Farrington and David Magnussen, Britt af Klinteberg, and Hakan Stattin.

Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts addresses the observation of noted criminologist Marvin Wolfgang that criminological theory had stagnated. This groundbreaking work, available in paperback for the first time, is as relevant now as when first published. It should be read by all concerned with data-related approaches to criminology.


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Biological Correlates of Criminal Behavior
Reconceiving Some Confounding Domains of Criminology Issues of Terminology Theory and Practice
OpponentProcess Theory Implications for Criminality
Family Management and Child Development Insights from Social Disorganization Theory
Taking Reasoning Seriously
Understanding Motivations Considering Altruism and Aggression
Childhood Aggression and Adult Criminality
The Sociogenesis of Aggressive and Antisocial Behaviors
The Prediction of Delinquent Behavior from Childhood Behavior Personality Theory Revisited
A Developmental Perspective on Drug Use and Delinquency
Explaining the Beginning Progress and Ending of Antisocial Behavior from Birth to Adulthood
Autonomic ActivityReactivity Behavior and Crime in a Longitudinal Perspective
Subject Index
Names Index

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Joan McCord (1930-2004) was professor of criminal justice at Temple University. Among her publications are The Psychopath and Origins of Crime (both with W. McCord); her edited volumes include Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice (with C. S. Widom and N. Crowell), Violence and Childhood in the Inner City , Coercion and Punishment in Long-term Perspectives , and Preventing Antisocial Behavior: Interventions from Birth through Adolescence (with R. Tremblay).

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