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Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course

Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course by Carter H. Hay
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What exactly is self-control, and what life outcomes does it affect? What causes a person to have high or low self-control to begin with? What effect does self-control have on crime and other harmful behavior?

 

Using a clear, conversational writing style, Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course answers critical questions about self-control and its importance for understanding criminal behavior. Authors Carter Hay and Ryan Meldrum use intuitive examples to draw attention to the close connection between self-control and the behavioral choices people make, especially in reference to criminal, deviant, and harmful behaviors that often carry short-term benefits but long-term costs. The text builds an overall theoretical perspective that conveys the multi-disciplinary nature of modern-day self-control research. Moreover, far from emphasizing only theoretical issues, the authors place public policy at the forefront, using self-control research to inform policy efforts that reduce the societal costs of low self-control and the behaviors it enables.

 

SAGE Publications; February 2015
312 pages; ISBN 9781483384498
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Title: Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course
Author: Carter H. Hay; Ryan C. Meldrum
 
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9781483358994
9781483384405
9781483384498