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Criminological Theory A Brief Introduction

ISBN-10: 0205389031
ISBN-13: 9780205389032
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Ronald M. Holmes, Richard Tewksbury, and George E. Higgins are with the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Preface
Theoretical Criminology: An Introductory Overview
The Origins and Evolution of Criminology
The Nature of Theory
Assessing Theory
The Influence of General Social Perspectives on Theories of Crime
The Role of Theory
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Classical Theory in Criminology
Assumptions About Human Nature
How Deterrence Works
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Biological Theories of Crime
The Positivist School of Thought
Physiognomy and Phrenology
Lombroso and Atavism
Genetic Theories
Body Type Theories
Recent Biological Theories
Conclusion
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Psychological Theories of Crime
Psychoanalytic Theory
Personality Theories
Mental Illness
Schizophrenia
Antisocial Personality
Mental Deficiencies
Conclusion
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
The Social Ecology of Crime
Social Disorganization Theory
The Location of Crime
Social Disorganization and Its Causes
Empirical Support and Policy Implications
Criticisms of Social Disorganization Theory
Routine Activities Theory
The Necessary Requirements for Crime
The Role of Social Changes
Policy Implications
Empirical Research and Criticisms
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Learning and Cultural Transmission Theories of Crime
Learning Theories
Sutherland's Differential Association Theory
Akers's Social Learning Theory
Cultural Transmission Theories
The Rise of the Subcultural Perspective
Cultural Norms and Legal Process
Cohen's Middle-Class Measuring Rod
Cloward and Ohlin's Gang Typology
Miller's Focal Concerns
The Demise of the Subcultural Perspective
Subcultures of Violence and the Rerise of the Cultural Perspective
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Strain Theories of Crime
What do Strain Theories Assume?
Merton's Strain Theory and Its Variants
The American Dream
The American Social Structure
Responses to Strain
Later Work on Merton's Theory
Empirical Support
Agnew's General Strain Theory
Types of Strain
Types of Coping
When Does Strain Lead to Delinquent Coping?
Empirical Support
Messner and Rosenfeld's Theory of Institutional Anomie
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Control Theories of Crime
What Do Control Theories Assume About Human Nature?
Early Control Theories
Hirschi's Social Control Theory
Attachment
Commitment
Involvement
Belief
Empirical Testing
Self-Control Theory
Empirical Research and Criticisms of Self-Control Theory
Policy Implications of Control Theory
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Theories of Social Conflict
The Conflict Perspective and Crime
The Marxist Heritage
Marxist Concepts
Orthodox Marxism
Structural Marxism
Labeling Theory
Marxist Criminology
White-Collar and State Crime
Left Realism
Cultural Criminology
The Social Construction of Crime, Postmodernism, and Constitutive Criminology
Feminist Criminology
Peacemaking Criminology and Restorative Justice
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Evaluating and Integrating Theory
Evaluating Theory
Theory Competition
Theoretical Elaboration
Theoretical Integration
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
References
Index

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