The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

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Wim Bernasco, Jean-Louis Van Gelder, H. Elffers
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Law - 755 pages
Preface -- Editor's introduction -- Rational choice theory, heuristics and biases -- Evolutionary approaches to rational choice -- Multiple interpretations of rationality in offender decision making -- Situational crime prevention and offender decision making -- Biosocial criminology and models of criminal decision making -- Perceptual deterrence -- Game theory -- Dual-process models of criminal decision making -- Personality and offender decision-making: the theoretical, empirical, and practical implications for criminology -- Temporal discounting, present orientation, and criminal deterrence -- The role of moral beliefs, shame, and guilt in criminal decision-making : an overview of theoretical trameworks and empirical results -- Neural mechanisms of criminal decision making in adolescence : the roles of executive functioning and empathy -- Social learner decision-making : matching theory as a unifying framework for recasting a general theory -- Victim selection -- Co-offending and co-offender selection -- Informal guardians and offender decision making -- Police and offender choices : a framework -- Crime location choice : state-of-the-art and avenues for future research -- High stakes: the role of weapons in offender decision-making -- The effect of alcohol and arousal on criminal decision making -- Emotions in offender decision making -- Experimental designs in the study of offender decision-making -- Observational methods of offender decision making -- Understanding offender decision making using surveys, interviews, and life event calendars -- Simulating crime event decision making : agent-based social simulations in criminology -- Modeling offender decision-making with secondary data -- "Deciding" to kill : understanding homicide offenders' decision-making -- Coldblooded and badass : a "hot/cool" approach to understanding carjackers' decisions -- The reasoning sex offender -- Burglary decisions -- Offender decision-making in corporate and white-collar crime -- Organized crime and protection rackets -- Appendix: research methods -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index
 

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Contents

1 Editors Introduction
1
2 Rational Choice Theory Heuristics and Biases
10
3 Evolutionary Approaches to Rational Choice
24
4 Multiple Interpretations of Rationality in Offender Decision Making
52
5 Situational Crime Prevention and Offender Decision Making
67
6 Biosocial Criminology and Models of Criminal Decision Making
87
7 Perceptual Deterrence
121
8 Game Theory
141
State of the Art and Avenues for Future Research
398
The Role of Weapons in Offender Decision Making
421
21 The Effect of Alcohol and Arousal on Criminal Decision Making
445
22 Emotions in Offender Decision Making
466
23 Experimental Designs in the Study of Offender Decision Making
479
24 Observational Methods of Offender Decision Making
498
25 Understanding Offender Decision Making Using Surveys Interviews and Life Event Calendars
522
AgentBased Social Simulations in Criminology
541

9 DualProcess Models of Criminal Decision Making
166
The Theoretical Empirical and Practical Implications for Criminology
181
11 Temporal Discounting Present Orientation and Criminal Deterrence
209
An Overview of Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Results
228
The Roles of Executive Functioning and Empathy
246
Matching Theory as a Unifying Framework for Recasting a General Theory
268
15 Victim Selection
301
16 Cooffending and Cooffender Selection
338
17 Informal Guardians and Offender Decision Making
361
A Framework
374
27 Modeling Offender Decision Making with Secondary Data
569
Understanding Homicide Offenders Decision Making
587
A HotCool Approach to Understanding Carjackers Decisions
611
30 The Reasoning Sex Offender
633
31 Burglary Decisions
655
32 Offender Decision Making in Corporate and WhiteCollar Crime
684
33 Organized Crime and Protection Rackets
723
Index
745
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Wim Bernasco is Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Henk Elffers is Professor in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at VU University Amsterdam and a Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

Jean Louis van Gelder is Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

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