The Fractal Nature of Lifestyles

Part of the Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory book series (FCRT)


This chapter describes the fractal (chaotic principle) structure of a criminal lifestyle and reminds the reader that a criminal lifestyle is only one out of an infinite number of possible lifestyles into which behavior can be organized. A good portion of this chapter is devoted to discussions on how different families of lifestyle have evolved over time and how lifestyles continue to evolve. Different families of lifestyle are first identified, followed by an in-depth analysis of a lifestyle from the same family of lifestyles as the criminal lifestyle (i.e., the drug lifestyle) that is relevant to the study and treatment of criminal behavior.


Fractals Families of lifestyle Drug lifestyle 


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