Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

ISBN-10: 0199747237

ISBN-13: 9780199747238

Edition: 2012

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Description: Criminological theory texts typically follow a conventional format. Diverse writings are neatly packaged into schools of thought, which are given clear labels and conveyed a chapter at a time, with topics like control theory in one chapter and strain theory in another.The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theorytakes a different approach across the criminological landscape. The volume is organized not around schools of thought but around themes that shape much thinking about and research on crime. This more unconventional approach seeks to show that criminological theory is not static but dynamic. In fact, most prominent scholars do not spend their time commenting upon and retesting theoretical propositions that have existed for many years. Rather, they move into more novel areas--areas often located in the interstitial junctures between more traditional theories. ThisOxford Handbookpresents a series of essays that captures not the past of criminology, but where theoretical explanation is headed. As a result, the volume is replete with new ideas, discussions of substantive topics with salient theoretical implications, and reviews and interpretations of literatures that illuminate promising avenues along which theory and research should evolve. Special attention is paid to how criminal participation is shaped intimately by individual traits, diverse social contexts, the situations in which the choice of crime is made, and exposure to coercive experiences. Each chapter can be read on its own--as furnishing an important analysis of a given theoretical issue--yet read as a whole,The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theoryoffers a unique and deep understanding of criminology at its cutting edge.

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Book details

List price: $170.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Cheryl Lero Jonson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Northern Kentucky University. She received a Ph.D. (2010) in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. She is co-editor of The Origins of American Criminology. Her published work has appeared in Criminology and Public Policy, Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, and Victims and Offenders. Her current research interests include the impact of prison on recidivism, sources of inmate violence, the use of meta-analysis to organize criminological knowledge, early intervention and crime prevention, and work-family conflict among law enforcement officials.Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, where he also holds a joint appointment in sociology. He received a Ph.D. in sociology and education from Columbia University. Professor Cullen has published over 300 works in the areas of corrections, criminological theory, white-collar crime, public opinion, the measurement of sexual victimization, and the organization of criminological knowledge. His recent works include Challenging Criminological Theory: The Legacy of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser, Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender into Criminology (in Honor of Freda Adler), The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory, The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future, Reaffirming Rehabilitation (30th Anniversary Edition), and Correctional Theory: Context and Consequences. Professor Cullen is a Past President of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he received the ASC Edwin H. Sutherland Award.

Pamela Wilcox is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at Duke University in 1994. She was an assistant professor in Sociology at University of Kentucky, 2000-2004. Her research focuses on multilevel crime control, with special interest in integrating components of routine activities theory and social disorganization theory in order to understand crime and victimization risk within school and community contexts. On this topic, she recently published (with Kenneth C. Land and Scott A. Hunt) Criminal Circumstance: A Dynamic Multicontextual Criminal Opportunity Theory . Recent articles have appeared in The Sociological Quarterly, Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice, Violence & Victims , and the Journal of School Violence .

Preface
Contributors
Individual and Society
Biosocial Criminology
Revisiting Lombroso
Biology and Crime
Parenting and Crime
Individuals and Crime
The Psychology of Criminal Conduct
Risk Factors and Crime
Social Sources of Offending
Social Learning and Crime
Hirschi's Criminology
General Strain and Urban Youth Violence
Social Support and Crime
Crime and the Life Course
Life-Course-Persistent Offenders
Change in Offending across the Life Course
Two Approaches to Developmental/Life-Course Theorizing
Contexts of Offending
Peers, Gangs, and Crime
Peer Networks and Crime
Contemporary Gang Ethnographies
Girls, Friends, and Delinquency
Gender and Theories of Delinquency
Communities and Crime
Neighborhood Ties, Control, and Crime
Community, Inequality, and Crime
Street Culture and Crime
The Code of the Suburb and Drug Dealing
The American Experience and Crime
Social Institutions and Crime
The Market Economy and Crime
Immigration and Crime
Choice and Opportunity
Deciding to Offend
Choosing Street Crime
Choosing White-Collar Crime
Emotions, Choice, and Crime
Opportunity Theories
Routine Activity Theory
The Theory of Target Search
Crime Places and Place Management
Multilevel Criminal Opportunity
Theories of Power and Punishment
Critical Criminology
Coercion and Crime
Green Criminology
Theories of the Criminal Sanction
Perceptual Deterrence Theory
The Effects of Imprisonment
Coercive Mobility
Index
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