Benoît de Courson

Doctoral Researcher

Main Focus

  • Formal modelling
  • Socio-economic determinants of crime
  • Lexicometry, text mining

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2017-2021: Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Department of Cognitive Sciences
  • 2017-2018: Bachelor in History, University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris
  • 2019-2020: Master in Mathematics, Sorbonne University, Paris


Short-Term Mindsets and Crime

Why are some people more likely to commit crime than others? Answers to this question, which is at the heart of criminology, can be grouped into two broad views. On the one hand, dispositional perspec­tives argue that stable factors within the individual, such as lack of self-control, lie at the roots of criminal conduct. Sociogenic perspec­tives, on the other hand, put the… more

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