Handbook of Crime Correlates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781493301010, 9780080920092

Handbook of Crime Correlates

1st Edition

Authors: Lee Ellis Kevin Beaver John Wright
Print ISBN: 9781493301010
eBook ISBN: 9780080920092
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2009
Page Count: 264
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Over the past two centuries, many aspects of criminal behavior have been investigated. Finding this information and making sense of it all, is difficult when many studies would appear to offer contradictory findings. The Handbook of Crime Correlates collects in one source the summary analysis of crime research worldwide. It provides over 400 tables that divide crime research into nine broad categories:

Pervasiveness and intra-offending relationships, Demographic factors, Ecological and macroeconomic factors, Family and peer factors, Institutional factors, Behavioral and personality factors, Cognitive factors, Biological factors, and Crime victimization and fear of crime.

Within these broad categories, tables identify regions of the world and how separate variables are or are not positively or negatively associated with criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into separate offending categories of violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism. Accompanying each table is a description of what each table indicates in terms of the positive or negative association of specific variables with specific types of crime by region.

This book should serve as a valuable resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences interested in criminal behavior.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1

Pervasiveness and Intra-Offending Relationships

Chapter 2

Demographic Factors

Chapter 3

Ecological and Macro-Economic Factors

Chapter 4

Family and Peer Factors

Chapter 5

Institutional Factors

Chapter 6

Behavioral and Personality Factors

Chapter 7

Cognitive Factors

Chapter 8

Biological Factors

Chapter 9

Crime Victimization and Fear of Crime

Chapter 10

Grand Summary

References and all tabular materials can be found at our website: http://booksite.elsevier.com/Ellis/


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About the Author

Lee Ellis

Affiliations and Expertise

Minot State University, ND, USA

Kevin Beaver

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

John Wright

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cincinnati, OH, USA


"If you teach security management courses, criminal justice, or criminology classes this title will prove a useful and fact-filled book for you. The text doesn’t use statistics to explain away crime, it simply gives readers and researchers who are trying to verify certain factors a place to start. A major benefit to dedicated users of this text is the inclusion of a companion CD. This makes it easier to search, review, and print out the stats and tables."--Security Management