Western Criminology Review

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, April

Delinquent Friends and Reactions to Strain: An Examination of Direct and Indirect Pathways
Abstract: Strain theorists acknowledge that only some strained individuals become involved in delinquency. Thus, a necessary research objective is to determine the conditions under which strain results in deviant adaptations. The goal of this research...
Demographics and Homicide in Canada: A Fixed-Effects Analysis of the Role of Young Males on Changing Homicide Rates
Abstract: Canadian homicide rates have declined steadily since the mid-1970s, though this overall trend has been punctuated by temporal and regional fluctuations. It is almost consistently noted that young males are overrepresented in the interpersonal...
Drunk Driving in the United States: An Examination of Informal and Formal Factors to Explain Variation in DUI Enforcement across U.S. Counties
Abstract: This research aims to understand how informal non-legal factors, such as normative climates, and formal legal factors, such as open-container laws, seat-belt laws, and police force strength are related to variation in drunk driving (DUI) enforcement...
Is Emerging Adulthood Influencing Moffitt's Developmental Taxonomy? Adding the "Prolonged" Adolescent Offender
Abstract: The study of offender trajectories has been a prolific area of criminological research. However, few studies have incorporated the influence of emerging adulthood, a recently identified stage of the life course, on offending trajectories. The...
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