The Handbook of Crime Correlates, Second Edition gathers over 200 years of worldwide academic research into criminal behavior and consolidates those findings into 400+ tables giving readers the ability to tell, at a glance, their association to criminal behavior. The book offers a window on crime by summarizing what majority findings indicate. Findings are broken down by world region, type of crime, and whether the variable in question has a positive, negative or insignificant association to criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into categories, including violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism.
This book serves as a critical resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences who are interested in criminal behavior. No other resource consolidates and clearly indicates how a multitude of variables, from gender and religion, to seafood consumption and season, relate to criminal behavior.
- Includes 400+ tables of correlated variables to criminal behavior
- Consolidates 200 years of academic research on criminal behavior
- Positions findings by world region for easy comparison
- Breaks down criminal behavior by 9 offending categories
1. Pervasiveness and Intra-Offending Relationships 2. Demographic Factors 3. Ecological and Macro-Economic Factors 4. Family and Peer Factors 5. Institutional Factors 6. Behavioral and Personality Factors 7. Cognitive and Mental Health Factors 8. Biological Factors 9. Crime Victimization and Fear of Crime 10. Grand Summary
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.
Hoskin, Anthony W.
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.