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Choice in a Criminal Lifestyle

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

Abstract

addresses the decision-making model that lifestyle theory employs to make sense of criminal decision-making. This chapter therefore elucidates the hedonistic and moral belief systems that lie at the heart of the decision-making process. It then moves into an exegesis of how reactive and proactive criminal thinking shape the criminal decision-making process further. Situational and development factors also contribute to the criminal decision-making process and so assume a prominent position in this chapter as well. A case example is used to illustrate how the decision-making model of criminal lifestyle theory operates.

Keywords

Criminal decision-making Hedonistic and moral belief systems 

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  1. 1.Kutztown UniversityKutztownUSA

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