The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

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Although the issue of offender decision-making pervades almost every discussion of crime and law enforcement, only a few comprehensive texts cover and integrate information about the role of decision-making in crime. The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making provide high-quality reviews of the main paradigms in offender decision-making, such as rational choice theory and dual-process theory. It contains up-to-date reviews of empirical research on decision-making in a wide range of decision types including not only criminal initiation and desistance, but also choice of locations, times, targets, victims, methods as well as large variety crimes including homicide, robbery, domestic violence, burglary, street crime, sexual crimes, and cybercrime. Lastly, it provides in-depth treatments of the major methods used to study offender decision-making, including experiments, observation studies, surveys, offender interviews, and simulations. Comprehensive and authoritative, the Handbook will quickly become the primary source of theoretical, methodological, and empirical knowledge about decision-making as it relates to criminal behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190674748
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/08/2017
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 792
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface 1. Editors' Introduction Wim Bernasco, Henk Elffers, and Jean-Louis van Gelder 2. Rational Choice Theory, Heuristics and Biases Megan E. Collins and Thomas A. Loughran 3. Evolutionary Approaches to Rational Choice Paul Ekblom 4. Multiple Interpretations of Rationality in Offender Decision Making Henk Elffers 5. Situational Crime Prevention and Offender Decision Making Aiden Sidebottom and Nick Tilley 6. Biosocial Criminology and Models of Criminal Decision Making Kyle Treiber 7. Perceptual Deterrence Robert Apel and Daniel S. Nagin 8. Game Theory Heiko Rauhut 9. Dual-Process Models of Criminal Decision Making Jean-Louis van Gelder 10. Personality and Offender Decision-Making: The Theoretical, Empirical, and Practical Implications for Criminology Shayne Jones 11. Temporal Discounting, Present Orientation, and Criminal Deterrence Chae Mamayek, Ray Paternoster, and Thomas A. Loughran 12. The Role of Moral Beliefs, Shame, and Guilt in Criminal Decision-Making: An Overview of Theoretical Trameworks and Empirical Results Robert Svensson, Lieven J.R. Pauwels, and Frank M. Weerman 13. Neural Mechanisms of Criminal Decision Making in Adolescence: The Roles of Executive Functioning and Empathy Eduard T. Klapwijk, Wouter van den Bos, and Berna Güroglu 14. Social Learner Decision-Making: Matching Theory as a Unifying Framework for Recasting a General Theory Carter Rees and L. Thomas Winfree 15. Victim Selection Margit Averdijk 16. Co-offending and Co-offender Selection Sarah B. van Mastrigt 17. Informal Guardians and Offender Decision Making Danielle M. Reynald 18. Police and Offender Choices: A Framework John Eck and Tamara Madensen 19. Crime Location Choice: State-of-the-Art and Avenues for Future Research Stijn Ruiter 20. High stakes: The Role of Weapons in Offender Decision-Making Iain Brennan 21. The Effect of Alcohol and Arousal on Criminal Decision Making M. Lyn Exum, Lauren A. Austin, and Justin D. Franklin 22. Emotions in Offender Decision Making Jean-Louis van Gelder 23. Experimental Designs in the Study of Offender Decision-Making Jeffrey A. Bouffard and Nicole Niebuhr 24. Observational Methods of Offender Decision Making Marie R. Lindegaard and Heith Copes 25. Understanding Offender Decision Making Using Surveys, Interviews, and Life Event Calendars Ronet Bachman and Ray Paternoster 26. Simulating Crime Event Decision Making: Agent-based Social Simulations in Criminology Daniel Birks 27. Modeling Offender Decision-Making with Secondary Data Wim Bernasco 28. 'Deciding' to Kill: Understanding Homicide Offenders' Decision-Making Fiona Brookman and Michelle Wright 29. Coldblooded and Badass: A "Hot/Cool" Approach to Understanding Carjackers' Decisions Gabriel T. Cesar and Scott H. Decker 30. The Reasoning Sex Offender Eric Beauregard 31. Burglary Decisions Timothy Coupe 32. Offender Decision-Making in Corporate and White-Collar Crime Wim Huisman 33. Organized Crime and Protection Rackets Paolo Campana Index

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