Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts calls for rethinking the development of criminological theory. In her introduction, Joan McCord argues that the field is ready for new approaches and that its progress depends on a sound factual base. Examining the discipline's research design, methodology, and quantitative analysis efforts, the contributors identify significant advances in criminological theory. This empirical orientation results in a balanced blend of information and speculation.This book contains a comprehensive review. The first chapter describes biological conditions that have theoretical links with criminal behavior - ending with a discussion of how biological and social conditions may interact to influence criminal behavior. Early chapters discuss general issues related to crime. These are followed by expositions of theoretical orientations not typically found in criminological literature. The second half of the book describes seven longitudinal studies in four countries. The authors interpret their data to expose biological, social, and psychological factors they believe may influence criminal behavior.These contributors include: Guenther Knoblich and Roy King, Daniel Glaser, Robert A. Rosellini and Robin L. Lashley, Robert J. Sampson, Ellen S. Cohn and Susan O. White, Joan McCord, L. Rowell Huesmann and Leonard D. Eron, Robert Cairns and Beverly Cairns, Richard E. Tremblay, Patricia Cohen and Judith S. Brook, David P. Farrington and David Magnussen, Britt af Klinteberg, and Hakan Stattin.Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts addresses the observation of noted criminologist Marvin Wolfgang that criminological theory had stagnated. This groundbreaking work, available in paperback for the first time, is as relevant now as when first published. It should be read by all concerned with data-related approaches to criminology.



Edited ByMcCord Joan

chapter 1|22 pages

Biological Correlates of Criminal Behavior

ByGuenther Knoblich, Roy King

chapter 2|24 pages

Reconceiving Some Confounding Domains of Criminology

Issues of Terminology, Theory, and Practice
ByDaniel Glaser

chapter 3|16 pages

Opponent-Process Theory

Implications for Criminality
ByRobert A. Rosellini, Robin L. Lashley

chapter 4|32 pages

Family Management and Child Development

Insights from Social Disorganization Theory
ByRobert J. Sampson

chapter 5|20 pages

Taking Reasoning Seriously

ByEllen S. Cohn, Susan O. White

chapter 6|22 pages

Understanding Motivations

Considering Altruism and Aggression
ByJoan McCord

chapter 7|20 pages

Childhood Aggression and Adult Criminality

ByL. Rowell Huesmann, Leonard D. Eron

chapter 8|36 pages

The Sociogenesis of Aggressive and Antisocial Behaviors

ByRobert B. Cairns, Beverley D. Cairns

chapter 9|38 pages

The Prediction of Delinquent Behavior from Childhood Behavior

Personality Theory Revisited
ByRichard E. Tremblay

chapter 10|22 pages

A Developmental Perspective on Drug Use and Delinquency

ByJudith S. Brook, Patricia Cohen

chapter 12|36 pages

Autonomic Activity/Reactivity, Behavior, and Crime in a Longitudinal Perspective

ByDavid Magnusson, Britt af Klinteberg, Håkan Stattin