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Author Warr, Mark, 1952-

Title Companions in crime : the social aspects of criminal conduct / Mark Warr.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.25 WARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 172 pages; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in criminology.
Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 2 Peers in the Life Course 11 -- Cross-cultural Variation in Peer Interaction 14 -- Historical and Structural Variation 16 -- Changing Peer Relations 20 -- Peers as Agents of Socialization 22 -- Peer Group Formation 26 -- Parents versus Peers 28 -- 3 Group Character of Crime and Delinquency 31 -- Delinquency as Group Behavior 31 -- Features of Delinquent Groups 34 -- Do Groups Matter? 39 -- 4 Peers and Delinquent Conduct 45 -- Fear of Ridicule 46 -- Loyalty 49 -- Status 51 -- Ridicule, Loyalty, and Status 55 -- Crime as Collective Behavior 58 -- Group as Moral Universe 65 -- Mechanisms of Consensus 70 -- Sutherland's Theory of Differential Association 73 -- Social Learning Theory 77 -- Cross-Sex Peer Influence 79 -- Groups, Drugs, and Delinquency 80 -- Boredom 82 -- Groups as Protection 83 -- Co-offenders and Opportunity 84 -- Virtual Peer Group 86 -- 5 Applying Peer Explanations of Delinquency 91 -- Age and Crime 91 -- Peers and the Life Course 99 -- Parents, Peers, and Delinquency 108 -- Gender and Delinquency 114 -- Peers and Public Policy 124 -- Pending Questions 127 -- Qualifications and Clarifications 136.
Summary The principal thesis of Companions in Crime is that deviant behavior is predominantly social behavior.
Subject Criminal behavior -- Social aspects.
Peer pressure.
Social groups.
ISBN 0521810833
0521009162 (pc.)