The Control Model of Criminal Lifestyle Development

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


Presents the control model of criminal lifestyle development. The principal goal of this chapter is to familiarize the reader with the antecedents, core construct, central components and processes, and major mediators of the control model, where low self-control serves as the core construct and reactive criminal thinking is the principal mediator. In addition, the nonlinear dynamic systems theory principles of iterations, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, fractals, and self-organization are used to explain relationships between variables in the control model.


Control model Low self-control Reactive criminal thinking 


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