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dc.contributor.authorThompson, Victor R.
dc.contributor.authorBobo, Lawrence D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-28T16:20:27Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2013-06-27T10:13:48-04:00
dc.identifier.citationThompson, Victor R., and Lawrence D. Bobo. 2011. Thinking about crime: race and lay accounts of lawbreaking behavior. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 634(1): 16-38.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-7162en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:11223561
dc.description.abstractLay or commonsense accounts of the origins of criminal behavior may play a key role in sustaining a strong public appetite for harsh criminal justice policies and undergird large black-white differences in opinion in this domain. Using data from the nationally representative Race, Crime, and Public Opinion project’s 2001 survey, the authors develop an explanatory mode typology for accounts of involvement in criminal behavior. These include both individualistic and structural accounts of behavior in addition to a mixed-mode category. The authors identify key differences in the demographic and sociopolitical bases of the attributional types and find significant race differences in these attributional types. Attributions strongly affect how individuals wish to see public policy respond to the problem of crime and explain a small but significant fraction of the black-white difference in crime policy views.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAfrican and African American Studiesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1177/0002716210387057en_US
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dc.subjectcrime attributionen_US
dc.subjectraceen_US
dc.subjectracial attitudesen_US
dc.subjectcrime policyen_US
dc.subjectmode of explanationen_US
dc.titleThinking about Crime: Race and Lay Accounts of Lawbreaking Behavioren_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2013-06-27T14:14:11Z
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.rights.holderBobo, Lawrence D., and Victor S. Thompson
dc.relation.journalThe ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorBobo, Lawrence D.
dc.date.available2013-10-28T16:20:27Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0002716210387057*
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dash.contributor.affiliatedBobo, Lawrence


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