Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates

1st Edition - April 1, 2009

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  • Authors: Lee Ellis, Kevin Beaver, John Wright
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920092

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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 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.


The book should serve as a valuable resource guide for many social and behavioral scientists with interests in criminology as well as by their graduate students. Among the researchers who are likely to have the greatest interest will be criminologists and other criminal justice personnel. Most academic libraries should also find this book important to shelve as a basic reference

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    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/

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: April 1, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080920092

About the Authors

Lee Ellis

Lee Ellis earned his PhD from Florida State University in 1982. For most of his teaching career, he was professor of sociology at Minot State University in North Dakota. After retiring from MSU in 2008, Dr. Ellis accepted a two-year visiting professorship at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he conducted research. Now semi-retired, he continues conducting research and authoring articles and books including Handbook of Crime Correlates and Handbook of Social Status Correlates.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Research Author, California, USA

Kevin Beaver

Affiliations and Expertise

Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

John Wright

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cincinnati, OH, USA

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