A Criminological Agenda: Research, Theory, Policy, Decision Making, and Intervention
From the very beginning we decided to study only one of the three levels of interpretation of the criminal phenomenon. In the criminological literature, a distinction is made between three specific levels, referred to as the criminality level, the criminal level, and the crime level. The empirical part of our examination of this last level is now finished. We have used three areas for the analysis of criminal activity—the offense, the offending, and the patterns of offending— each calling for particular constructs and specific procedures for combining the basic variables. Let us look briefly at these constructs and procedures.
KeywordsSocial Control Criminal Activity Semistructured Interview Deviant Peer Delinquent Peer
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