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Bill McCarthy (2002)

New Economics of Sociological Criminology

Annual Review of Sociology, 28:417--442.

This paper begins with a summary of the rational choice approach & its implications for the study of criminal behavior. I then review research on offending that uses the rational choice approach in conjunction with more sociological orientations. I also summarize research on game theory & demonstrate how it can be effectively used to understand & predict criminal decision making. I argue that, contrary to the assessment of many criminologists, the rational choice approach & game theory insights can be combined profitably with sociological perspectives to advance the understanding & prediction of criminal behavior. 107 References. Adapted from the source document.

*Criminality, *Sociological Theory, *Game Theory, *Crime, *Rational Choice, article, 2147: social problems and social welfare; sociology of crime
SubjectsTermNotLitGenreText - *Rational Choice; *Crime; *Game Theory; *Sociological Theory; *Criminality

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