Theories of Crime

ISBN-10: 0205275885
ISBN-13: 9780205275885
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: This book surveys the major theoretical perspectives in criminology, including biological/physiological theories, psychological/psychiatric theories, and sociological theories of crime. Each chapter in Theories of Crime, Second Edition, provides a  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 283
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This book surveys the major theoretical perspectives in criminology, including biological/physiological theories, psychological/psychiatric theories, and sociological theories of crime. Each chapter in Theories of Crime, Second Edition, provides a balanced overview, examining each theory in the context of empirical research that tests it.

Preface
Theoretical Perspectives in Criminology
The Importance of Theory in Criminology
Bad Theory, Good Theory, Better Theory: How Do We Judge?
Paradigms
Classical Criminology
The Positivist School
The Marxist Paradigm
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
The Born Criminal: Biological and Physiological Theories of Crime
Physical Type Theories
Phrenology: Grandparent of the Physical Type Perspective
Atavism
Earnest A. Hooton: Lombroso Revisited
Body Build and Crime
It Runs in the Family: Crime and Heredity
General Pedigree or Family Studies
Twin Studies
Adoption Studies
Family Chromosomes
XYY Syndrome
Other Potential Biological Contributors to Crime Causation
Hormonal Imbalance and Crime: "My Hormones Made Me Do It"
Crime and the Brain
Diet and Crime: You Are What You Eat?
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
The Criminal Mind: Psychological and Psychiatric Theories of Crime
Too Dumb to Know Better: The IQ/Crime Controversy
Early Intelligence Tests and Crime
The Criminal Personality
Psychoanalytic Views of Crime
Other Approaches to Crime and Personality
Crime and Mental Illness
Studying Mental Illness and Criminality
Mental Illnesses Commonly Associated with Crime
A Note about the Role of Drugs and Alcohol
The Role of Psychiatry in the Criminal Justice System
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Sociological Theories of Crime I: Crime and Social Organization
The Chicago School
Crime and Social Disorganization
The Chicago School's Descendants
Anomie Theory
Durkheim's Theory of Anomie
Merton's Theory of Anomie
Subcultural Theories
Cohen's Theory of Delinquent Subculture
Other Subcultural Theories
Strengths and Weaknesses of Subcultural Theories
Crime and Opportunity
Differential Opportunity and Delinquent Subcultures
Women, Crime, and Opportunity
Changing the Opportunity Structure: Public Policy Initiatives
Agnew's General Strain Theory
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Sociological Theories of Crime II: Crime and Social Processes
Sutherland's Differential Association Theory
Sutherland's Nine Propositions
Strengths and Weaknesses of Differential Association Theory
Sutherland's Legacy
Akers's Social Learning Theory
Differential Identification and Differential Anticipation
Control Theory
Hirschi's Control Theory
Tittle's Control Balance Theory
Self-Control and Crime
A General Theory of Crime or a Limited One?
Neutralization Theory
Evaluating Neutralization Theory
Self-Esteem and Crime
Crime and Stigma: The Labeling Perspective
The Relativity of Crime
Social Reaction and Commitment to a Deviant Career
The Empirical Validity of Labeling Theory
What Is to Be Done?
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Crime and Power: Radical Criminologies
Origins and Antecedents
The Criminology of Willem Bonger
Early Radical Criminology
Crime and Privilege
Crime and Oppression
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Instrumental Marxism
Is the Criminal Justice System Biased against the Poor?
Structural Criminology
Crime and Power Relations
Other Recent Developments in Radical Criminology
Left Realism
Peacemaking Criminology
Postmodern Criminology
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Gender, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Criminologies
What Is Feminism?
Liberal Feminism and Criminology
The Gender Gap in Crime
Power-Control Theory
Radical Feminist Criminology
Socialist Feminist Criminology
Feminism and the Future of Criminology
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
Methods of Criminological Research
The Research Process
Formulating the Research Problem
Research Design
Sampling
Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement
Gathering Data
Survey Research
Field Observation
Unobtrusive Measures
Summary and Conclusion
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes
References
Index

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