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The Future of Criminology

Rolf Loeber and Brandon C. Welsh


Criminology is a dynamic and evolving field of study. In recent decades, the study of the causes, development, prevention, and treatment of juvenile delinquency and adult crime has produced many important discoveries. This volume address two questions about crucial topics facing criminology—from causation to prevention to public policy: Where are we now? What does the future hold? This book has been written by more than forty scholars from across the world. Chapters present the future of research, policy, and practice in the discipline. They examine five important areas of criminological knowl ... More

Keywords: criminology, juvenile delinquency, adult crime, public policy, development, causation, justice, prevention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199917938
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rolf Loeber, editor
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Brandon C. Welsh, editor
Northeastern University

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Part I Development and Causation

Part II Criminal Careers and Justice

Part III Prevention

Part IV Intervention and Treatment

Part V Public Policy Strategies

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