Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates

2nd Edition - June 4, 2019

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  • Authors: Lee Ellis, David Farrington, Anthony Hoskin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128044773
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128044179

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The Handbook of Crime Correlates, Second Edition summarizes more than a century of worldwide research on traits and social conditions associated with criminality and antisocial behavior. Findings are provided in tabular form, enabling readers to determine at a glance the nature of each association. Within each table, results are listed by country, type of crime (or other forms of antisocial behavior), and whether each variable is positively, negatively, or insignificantly associated with offending behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down according to major categories, including violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, and recidivism. This book provides a resource for practitioners and academics who are interested in criminal and antisocial behavior. It is relevant to the fields of criminology/criminal justice, sociology, and psychology. No other publication provides as much information about how a wide range of variables—e.g., gender, religion, personality traits, weapons access, alcohol and drug use, social status, geography, and seasonality—correlate with offending behavior.

Key Features

  • Includes 600+ tables regarding variables related to criminal behavior
  • Consolidates 100+ years of academic research on criminal behavior
  • Findings are identified by country and world regions for easy comparison
  • Lists criminal-related behaviors according to major categories
  • Identifies universal crime correlates


Researchers of criminal behavior in social psychology and psychopathology as well as in sociology. Practitioners in criminal justice

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Prevalence of Offending and Associations Between Different Types of Offending
    2. Demographic Factors
    3. Institutional Factors
    4. Familial, Reproductive, and Peer Factors
    5. Personality and Behavioral Factors
    6. Cognitive and Mental Health Factors
    7. Biological Factors
    8. Crime Victimization and Fear of Crime
    9. Epilogue: Grand Summary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 730
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: June 4, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128044773
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128044179

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

David Farrington

David P. Farrington is Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology at Cambridge University. His major research interest is in developmental criminology, and he is Director of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development, which is a prospective longitudinal survey of over 400 London males from age 8 to age 61. In addition to 775 published journal articles and book chapters on criminological and psychological topics, he has published 111 books, monographs and government publications, and 156 shorter publications (total = 1,042).

Affiliations and Expertise

Cambridge University, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge UK

Anthony Hoskin

Anthony Hoskin is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University. He received his PhD in Sociology in 1999 at the Sate University of New York in Albany, and has taught at universities in Pennsylvania, California, and Texas before returning to Pocatello, Idaho, his hometown. Professor Hoskin has published research on a variety of social topics, with most of it centered around the causes of crime and interpersonal violence.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Criminology, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA

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