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The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

Is now available, edited by Wim Bernasco, Henk Elffers and Jean-Louis van Gelder.

We are delighted to announce the release of The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making. The handbook is an edited volume of 33 chapters written by scholars who are experts on various aspects of offender decision making. The contributors include NSCR colleagues Marie Lindegaard, Stijn Ruiter and Frank Weerman, former NSCR colleagues Margit Averdijk and Danielle Reynald, and neighbour-colleague Wim Huisman (VU).

Although the issue of offender decision-making pervades almost every discussion of crime and law enforcement, only a few comprehensive texts cover and integrate information about the role of decision-making in crime. The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making provide high-quality reviews of the main paradigms in offender decision-making, such as rational choice theory and dual-process theory. It contains up-to-date reviews of empirical research on decision-making in a wide range of decision types including not only criminal initiation and desistance, but also choice of locations, times, targets, victims, methods as well as large variety crimes including homicide, robbery, domestic violence, burglary, street crime, sexual crimes, and cybercrime. Lastly, it provides in-depth treatments of the major methods used to study offender decision-making, including experiments, observation studies, surveys, offender interviews, and simulations.

Series: The Oxford handbooks in criminology and criminal justice, General editor: Michael Tonry

Credits picture: Oxford University Press

About prof. dr. Wim Bernasco


Wim Bernasco is senior researcher at the NSCR and professor ‘Spatial analysis of crime’ at the Department of Spatial Economics of VU University Amsterdam. He studies spatial aspects of crime, including offenders’ travel behaviour and target selection. His work also includes research on situational causes of crime.

Wim is a member of the Criminal Events Cluster, the Life-course Cluster and the Spatial-temporal Cluster.

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2015

Aarten, P G M; van Gelder, J L; Lamet, W; Borgers, M J; van der Laan, P H

Exploring public support for suspended sentences in the Netherlands Journal Article

European Journal of Criminology, 12 , pp. 188-207, 2015.

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2013

Aarten, P G M; Denkers, A; Borgers, M J; Laan, Vander P H

Reconviction rates after suspended sentences.Comparison of the effects of different types of suspended sentences on reconviction in the Netherlands Journal Article

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2013.

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Aarten, P G M; Falke, F; der Laan, Van P H

Minderjarigen en moord en doodslag: moord en doodslag als rationele keuze? Journal Article

pp. 215-227, 2013.

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