Companions in Crime 1th edition

ISBN:0521009162

ISBN13:9780521009164

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Authors:Mark Warr, Alfred Blumstein, David Farrington

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Companions in Crime Description

The idea of peer influence as a cause of delinquency has been around since the 1930s, when Edwin Sutherland offered his theory of differential association. Although that theory and similar ones remain popular and have strong empirical support, more recent theories reject the idea completely. This book surveys the research literature on peer influence, reveals that most offenders are imbedded in a network of friends and accomplices, and describes numerous possible mechanisms of peer influence.

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