Criminological Theory

ISBN-10: 0132987023
ISBN-13: 9780132987028
Edition: 6th 2014
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List price: $86.80
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

The authoritative resource for criminological theory. Criminological Theory, 6/e provides concise chronological coverage of all the major criminological theories. The text puts theories into socio-historical context to illustrate how and why certain theories evolved, why they were popular at particular points in time, and how they are still active and influential today. The authors also examine the research and policies that were inspired by each theory. Specifically designed to suit one-semester courses, students and instructors alike will appreciate the text’s straight-forward approach, clear language, and comprehensive coverage.

Preface
Introduction
Introduction to Theory
What Is Good Theory?
Kinds of Theory
Social Context and Theory
Theory, Research, and Policy
A Note on Evidence, Theory, and Reality
Summary
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
The Roots of Criminology
The Classical School
Introduction
The Heritage of the School
The Perspective of the School
Classification of the School
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
The Positive School
Introduction
The Heritage of the School
The Perspective of the School
Classification of the School
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
The Foundations of American Criminology
The Chicago School
Introduction
The Heritage of the School
The Perspective of the School
Classification of the School
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Differential Association Theory
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Theory
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Anomie Theory
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Theory
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Building on the Foundation
Subculture Theories
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theories
Cohen's Subculture of Delinquency
Cloward and Ohlin's Differential Opportunity Theory
Other Subculture Theories
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Labeling Theory
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Theory
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Modern Criminology
Conflict Theory
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Theory
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Gender-Based Theories
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Perspective
Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Weblinks
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Social Control Theory
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Theory
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Weblinks
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Social Learning Theory
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Theory
Summary
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Rational Theories
Introduction
The Heritage of the Theory
The Theoretical Perspective
Classification of the Theory
Epilogue: Current Directions and Policy Implications
Questions and Weblinks
Related Weblinks
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Contemporary Perspectives
Contemporary Theories of Process
Introduction
The Heritage of Contemporary Theory
Modern Strain Theory
Modern Social Control Theory
Modern Developmental Theories
Summary
Questions and Weblinks
Related Website
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Contemporary Integrative and Critical Theories
Introduction
The Heritage of Contemporary Theory
Integrative Theories
Postmodern Theories
Conclusions
Questions and Weblinks
Related Websites
Bibliography
Research Bibliography
Index

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