A Criminological Agenda: Research, Theory, Policy, Decision Making, and Intervention

  • Marc Le Blanc
  • Marcel Fréchette
Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)


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.


Social Control Criminal Activity Semistructured Interview Deviant Peer Delinquent Peer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Le Blanc
    • 1
  • Marcel Fréchette
    • 2
  1. 1.École de psycho-éducationUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.École de criminologieUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

Personalised recommendations