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Centre for Analytic Criminology


Book Chapters

Wikström, P-O.  (2019). Situational Action Theory: Towards a Dynamic Theory of Crime and its Causes. In H. Pontell (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York and Oxford: Oxford University

Wikstrom P-O H  (2019) Situational Action Theory: A General, Dynamic and Mechanism-Based Theory of Crime and Its Causes. In (Eds): Krohn, M.D., Hendrix, N., PENLY HALL, G., Lizotte, A.J.: Handbook on Crime and Deviance. Second Edition. New York. Springer verlag. 

Hardie, B. and Wikstrom P-O H (2019). "Space-Time Budget Methodology: Facilitating Social Ecology of Crime." Encyclopedia of Research Methods and Statistical Techniques in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Editors: J. C. Barnes; D. R. Forde.  Wiley Series of Encyclopaedias in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley.

Wikström P-O & Wikström S. (2019). Att förklara män och kvinnors brott. In (Eds) Heber A. & Roxell L.: Att Odla Kriminologi. Perspektiv på brott & utsatthet. Festskrift till Eva Tiby. Stockholm. Stockholms University.

 Wikstrom, P-O. and K. Treiber (2018). The dynamics of change: Criminogenic interactions and life course patterns in crime. The Oxford handbook of developmental and life course theories of crime. D. P. Farrington, Oxford University Press

Wikstrom, P-O. (2017) Character, Circumstances and the Causes of Crime. In (Eds) Leibling A., Maruna, S. & McAra, L. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford. Oxford University Press

Treiber, K. (2017). Biosocial criminology and models of criminal decision making. In W. Bernasco, H. Elffers, J. van Gelder (eds) Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making. Oxford: OUP.

Treiber, K. (2017) Situational action theory and PADS+: Theoretical and methodological advances in the study of life-course criminology. In A. Blokland & V. van der Geest (eds) International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology. Routledge.

Wikstrom, P-O. and K. Treiber (2016). Beyond risk factors: An analytical approach to crime prevention. Preventing crime and violence, Advances in Prevention Science Volume 2. B, Teasdale & M. S. Bradley, Springer.

Wikstrom, P-O. & Bouhana, N. (2016) Analysing radicalization and terrorism: A situational action theory. (Eds) LaFree, G. & Freilich, J. Handbook of Criminology of Terrorism. Chichester. Wiley

Wikstrom, P-O. and K. Treiber (2015). Situational theories: The importance of interactions and action mechanisms in the explanation of crime. Handbook of criminological theory. A. R. Piquero. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Blackwell: 415-444.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2014a) Situational Action Theory. In: Bruinsma, G. & Weisburd, D. (eds.) Encyclopedia  of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York: Springer

Wikstrom, P-O. (2014b) Why crime happens: A situational action theory. In: Manzo, G. (ed.) Analytical Sociology: Actions and Networks. West Sussex: Wiley.

Treiber, K. (2013). A neuropsychological test of criminal decision making: Regional prefrontal influences in a dual process model. In J.-L. Van Gelder, H. Elffers, D. Reynauld and D. Nagin (eds) Affect and cognition in criminal decision making. Oxon, Routledge: 193-220.

Wikstrom, P-O. and K. Treiber (2013). Towards an analytical criminology: A Situational Action Theory. Kriminologie – Kriminalpolitik – Strafrect: Festschrift für Hans-Jürgen Kerner zum 70. Geburtstag. K. Boers, T. Feltes, J. Kinzig et al. Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck: 319-330.

Wikstrom, P-O., Treiber, K. and Hardie, B. (2012). Examining the role of the environment in crime causation: Small-area community surveys and space-time budgets. The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods. D. Gadd, S. Karstedt and S. Messner. London, SAGE: 111-127. 

Ceccato,V., Wikstrom, P-O. (2012) Tracking Social life and Crime. In: Ceccato, V. (ed.) The Urban Fabric of Crime and Fear. Dordrecht Springer Netherlands.

Wikstrom P-O, Treiber, K. & Hardie, B. (2011).Examining the Role of the Environment in Crime Causation: Small Area Community Surveys and Space-Time Budgets. In (Eds) Messner S. , Gadd, D. &  Karsted S. :The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods.Beverly Hills. SAGE Publications.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2011) Does Everything Matter? Addressing the Problem of Causation and Explanation  in the Study of Crime . In (Eds) McGloin J M, Sullivan C. J & Kennedy L. W. (Eds): When Crime Appears: The Role of EmergenceLondon. Routledge.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2011) Social Sources of Crime Propensity. A Study of the Collective Efficacy of the Family, the School and the Neighbourhood. In (eds) Bliesener T., Beelmann A. & Stemmler M. Antisocial behavior and crime: Contributions of theory and evaluation research to prevention and intervention. Goettingen: Hogrefe

Wikström, P-O. (2010). Explaining Crime as Moral Action. In (Eds) S. Hitlin & S. Vaysey: Handbook of the Sociology of Morality. New York. Springer verlag.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2010). Situational Action Theory. In (Eds) F. Cullen & P Wilcox. Encyclopaedia of Criminological Theory. SAGE publications.

Wikstrom, P-O. & Treiber, K. (2009). What Drives Persistent Offending. The Neglected and Unexplored Role of the Social Environment. In (Ed) Savage, J., The Development of Persistent Criminality. Oxford, OxfordUniversity Press

Sampson, R.J. & Wikstrom P-O. (2008). The Social Order of Violence in Chicago and Stockholm Neighbourhoods. A Comparative Inquiry. In (Eds). ShapiroI. & Kalyvas S. Order, Conflict and Violence. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Oberwittler, D. & Wikstrom, P-O. (2008). Why Small is Better. Advancing the study of the role of behavioral contexts in crime causation. In (Eds) Weisburd D, Bernasco W. & Bruinsma G. (2008). Putting Crime in Its Place: Units of Analysis in Spatial Crime Research. New York. Springer

Wikstrom, P-O. (2008). Problemas centrales de la teoria criminologica. In (Ed) A. Serrano Maillo: Intersecciones Teoricas en Criminologia. Madrid. Dykinson.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2007). In Search of Causes and Explanations of Crime. In (Eds) King R.D. & Wincup E.  Doing Research on Crime and Justice. Second edition. Oxford. OxfordUniversity Press.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2007). The Social Ecology of Crime. The Role of the Environment in Crime Causation. In (ED) H. J. Schneider.: Internationales Handbuch der Kriminologie. Volume 1. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2007). Deterrence and Deterrence Experiences. Preventing Crime Through the Threat of Punishment. In (eds) S. G. Shoham, Beck O. & Kett M. International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice". London. CRC Press. 

Wikstrom, P-O. (2007). Doing without Knowing. Common Pitfalls in Crime Prevention. In (Eds) Farrell G., Bowers K. Johnson S. & Townsley M. Imagination  for Crime Prevention. Crime Prevention Studies Series. Monsey. New   York. Criminal Justice Press. 

Wikstrom, P-O. (2006). Individuals, Settings and Acts of Crime. Situational Mechanisms and the Explanation of Crime. In (Eds) Wikström P-O & Sampson Robert. J. The Explanation of Crime: Context, Mechanisms and Development. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2006) Personas, Entornos y Actos Delictivos: Mechanismos Situacionales y Explicación del Delito. In (Eds)  Gusman Dalbora J. L. & Serrano Maillo A.: Derecho Penal Y Criminología Como Fundamento De La Politica Criminal. Madrid. Dykinson.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2005). The Social Origins of Pathways in Crime. Towards a Developmental Ecological Action Theory of Crime Involvement and its Changes. In (Ed) D.P. Farrington: Integrated Developmental and Life-Course Theories of Offending. Advances in Criminological Theory. New Brunswick: Transaction.

Wikstrom, P-O. (2004). Crime as Alternative. Towards a Cross-level Situational Action Theory of Crime Causation. In (Ed) J. McCord : Beyond Empiricism: Institutions and Intentions in the Study of Crime. Advances in Criminological Theory. New Brunswick. Transaction. 

Wikstrom, P-O. & Sampson, R.J. (2003). Social Mechanisms of Community Influences in Crime and Pathways in Criminality. In (Eds.) B. B. Lahey, T.E. Moffitt & A. Caspi: The Causes of Conduct Disorder and Serious Juvenile Delinquency. New York: Guilford Press.

Wikstrom, P-O. (1998). Communities and Crime. In (ed. Tonry, M.). The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Punishment. New York: OxfordUniversity Press . 

Wikstrom, P-O. (1996). Urban Neighborhoods, Victimization and Fear of Crime. In (eds): Fijnaut C.,Goethals J., Peters T. & Walgrave, L: Changes in society ;crime and criminal justice in Europe: Volume 1: Crime and insecurity in the city. Dordrecht: Kluwer press. 

Wikstrom, P-O. (1996). Neighborhood Social Problems. in (eds):  Hedström P. & Kühlhorn E: Sociology through Time and Space. Essays in Honour of Carl-Gunnar Janson. Stockholm: University of Stockholm. 

Wikstrom, P-O. (1995). Preventing City-Centre Crime. In (eds) Tonry M. & Farrrington D.P Crime and Justice Vol. 19. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Janson, C-G. & Wikstrom P-O. (1995). Growing up in the Welfare-State; the Social Class - Crime Relationship. In (ed) Hagan John: Delinquency and Disrepute in the Life Course. JAI press. 

Loeber, R. & Wikstrom, P-O. (1993). Individual Pathways to Crime in Different Types of Neighborhoods. In (eds) Farrington D.P., Sampson R.J. & Wikström P-O: Integrating Individual and Ecological Aspects of Crime Stockholm: Allmänna förlaget.

Farrington, D.P., Sampson R.J. & Wikström P-O. (1993). Integrating Individual and Ecological Aspects of Crime. Stockholm: Fritzes. 

Wikstrom, P-O. (1990). Delinquency and the Urban Structure. In (ed) P-O Wikström: Crime and Measures Against Crime in the City. Stockholm: Allmänna förlaget.