The Comparative Utility of Mainstream Criminological Theories in Explaining Offender Life-Histories

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Title:
The Comparative Utility of Mainstream Criminological Theories in Explaining Offender Life-Histories
Physical Description:
1 online resource (227 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Auyong, Zenta E
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Criminology, Law, and Society, Sociology and Criminology & Law
Committee Chair:
FRAZIER,CHARLES E
Committee Co-Chair:
LANZA KADUCE,LONN M
Committee Members:
SPILLANE,JOSEPH F
BLUCK,SUSAN BARBARA

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
criminology -- female -- lifecourse -- narratives -- qualitative -- theory
Sociology and Criminology & Law -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Criminology, Law, and Society thesis, Ph.D.
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theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This study explores the comparative utility of severalmainstream criminological theories. The principal interest is to compare theexplanatory capability of selected current criminological theories when appliedto individual life-history accounts of the development, continuation, andcessation of criminal involvement. The analysis considers four majortheoretical branches: Social Learning Theories, Control Theories, StrainTheories, and Developmental/ Life-course Theories of Criminology. The studyincorporates women’s life-histories; an area of continued neglect andunderdevelopment in Criminology.
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In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Zenta E Auyong.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: FRAZIER,CHARLES E.
Local:
Co-adviser: LANZA KADUCE,LONN M.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-12-31

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UFRGP
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Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046254:00001