Two new criminological approaches are defined and applied to categories of crime in Routine Activity and Rational Choice, now available in paperback. Routine activity analyzes the criminal event, and avoids motivations and psychology as topics for discussion, whereas rational choice approaches crime as purposive behavior designed to meet the offender's commonplace needs, such as money, status, sex, and excitement. These conceptual models are both employed to analyze such crimes as drunk driving, gun use, kidnapping, and political violence. This volume discusses the relationship of these theories to more traditional approaches to crime studies.The Advances in Criminological Theory series encourages theory construction and validation in the articles and themes selected for publication. It also furthers the free exchange of ideas, propositions, and postulates. Following publication of the first volume, Michael J. Lynch of Florida State University asserted that "Advances in Criminological Theory is to be applauded as an attempt to revive criminological theory by providing an accessible outlet." Contributions to this volume include: Pierre Tremblay, "Searching for Suitable Co-offenders"; Raymond Paternoster and Sally Simpson, "A Rational Choice Theory of Corporate Crime"; Richard B. Felson, "Predatory and Dispute-related Violence"; Gordon Trasler, "Conscience, Opportunity, Rational Choice, and Crime"; Ezzat A. Fattah, "The Rational Choice/Opportunity Perspectives as a Vehicle for Integrating Criminological and Victimological Theories"; Patricia L. Brantingham and Paul J. Brantingham, "Environment, Routine, and Situation"; Maurice Cusson, "A Strategic Analysis of Crime"; Richard W. Harding, "Gun Use in Crime, Rational Choice, and Social Learning Theory."

chapter |14 pages

Introduction: Criminology, Routine Activity, and Rational Choice

ByRonald V. Clarke, Marcus Felson

part One|207 pages

Extending the Reach

chapter 1|20 pages

Searching for Suitable Co-offenders

ByPierre Tremblay

chapter 2|22 pages

A Rational Choice Theory of Corporate Crime

ByRaymond Paternoster, Sally Simpson

chapter 4|18 pages

Gun Use in Crime, Rational Choice, and Social Learning Theory

ByRichard W. Harding

chapter 5|23 pages

Predatory and Dispute-related Violence: A Social Interactionist Approach

ByRichard B. Felson

chapter 7|20 pages

Rational Choice, Behavior Analysis, and Political Violence

ByMax Taylor

chapter 8|21 pages

Ransom Kidnapping in Sardinia, Subcultural Theory and Rational Choice

ByPietro Marongiu, Ronald V. Clarke

chapter 9|21 pages

"Successful" Criminal Careers: Toward an Ethnography within the Rational Choice Perspective

ByBruce D. Johnson, Mangai Natarajan, Harry Sanabria

part Two|160 pages

Bridging the Gaps

chapter 11|36 pages

Environment, Routine, and Situation: Toward a Pattern Theory of Crime

ByPatricia L. Brantingham, Paul J. Brantingham

chapter 13|18 pages

Conscience, Opportunity, Rational Choice, and Crime

ByGordon Trasler