Peers and offender decision‐making

Offender decision‐making generally occurs in social context. In this article, we discuss the potential for integrating insights on peer processes and decision‐making processes to advance our understanding on the decision to engage in crime. In particular, we address the developmental and situational...

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Published in:Criminology & public policy
Main Author: Hoeben, Evelien (Author)
Other Authors: Thomas, K.J. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:German
Published: 2019
In:Criminology & public policy
Year: 2019, Volume: 18, Issue: 4, Pages: 759-784
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Offender decision‐making generally occurs in social context. In this article, we discuss the potential for integrating insights on peer processes and decision‐making processes to advance our understanding on the decision to engage in crime. In particular, we address the developmental and situational influence of peers on perceptions, preferences, and dual‐systems processing. We contribute to this literature by elaborating on situational peer processes and discuss the ways in which peers can affect decision‐making through their mere presence as well as through their active involvement as instigators, conversational partners, and co‐offenders.
ISSN:1745-9133
DOI:10.1111/1745-9133.12462