The rational choice perspective developed by Cornish and Clarke in 1986 provides criminologists with a valuable and practical framework for purposes of crime control and prevention. More than twenty-five years later, Cognition and Crime pushes the boundaries of this field of research by bringing together international leading (or emerging) researchers in this area of script analysis into a single volume for the first time. It also presents a series of original contributions on offender decision-making during crime and crime script analysis as well as offering a critical perspective of what could be achieved in the future to further help develop this field of research for prevention purposes. In addition, each empirical chapter treats a specific and important form of crime such as stalking violence, drug dealing, human trafficking for sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse, and transnational illegal market of endangered species.
Academics and students from various backgrounds, and interested in investigating and preventing crime, will benefit from this book as it applies crime script analysis and discusses new and future developments in regards to this approach and the rational choice perspective. This volume will be of particular relevance for practitioners such as police officers and crime investigators.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm
"Cognition and Crime greatly advances our understanding of how criminal offenders decide whether to attempt a crime, how they choose their targets, what encourages or discourages them from attempting the crime, what methods they select to commit their crimes, and how they plan, commit, complete, and escape detection for their crime. Criminologists, crime scientists, crime prevention practitioners, and criminal justice officials alike will find important and useful information in this volume." - Michael Scott, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin
"Cornish and Clarke's seminal The Reasoning Criminal was published a quarter of a century ago and is still much cited. This book is its worthy successor. Professionals in fields as diverse as child protection and counter-terrorism will find in its pages much that is applicable to their work." - Ken Pease, Visiting Professor of Crime Science, University College London
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