Contemporary Readings in Criminology

ISBN-10: 1412956625
ISBN-13: 9781412956628
Edition: 2009
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Description: This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in criminology; it can be used in an introductory course as well as a theory or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology and  More...

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List price: $71.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in criminology; it can be used in an introductory course as well as a theory or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology and criminology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. The reader includes numerous articles from SAGE social science journals. There is also an excellent section on crime typologies, and these articles come from more popular sources.

Introduction
The State of the Field of Criminology: A Brief Essay
The Relationship Between Child Sexual Abuse and Female Delinquency and Crime: A Prospective Study
A Comparison of Help Seeking Between Latino and Non-Latino Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Classical Criminology (Choice Theory)
A Spatial Analysis of Criminal Effort: Auto Theft in Newark, New Jersey
Serious Criminality at U.S. Colleges and Universities: An Application of the Situational Perspective
The Novelty of "Cybercrime": An Assessment in Light of Routine Acitivity Theory
Positivism
The Murderous Dutch Fiddler: Criminology, History, and the Problem of Phrenology
Nature and Nurture: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Behavior
A Short History of Randomized Experiments in Criminology: A Meager Feast
Psychological Theories
Psychopathology and Tattooing Among Prisoners
The Terrorist Mind II: Typologies, Psychopathologies, and Practical Guidelines for Investigation
Social Structure Perspective
Strain
Life Strain, Coping and Delinquency in People's Republic of China: An Empirical Test of General Strain Theory from a Matching Perspective in Social Support
Marijuana Use as a Coping Response to Psychological Strain: Racial, Gender and Ethnic Differences Among Young Adults
Disorganization
Neighborhood Context and Police Use of Force
Exposure to Community Violence and Childhood Delinquency
Subculture
A Subcultural Study of Reacreational Ecstasy Use
Race, Victim Precipitated Homocicde and the Subculture of Violence Thesis
Social Process Perspective
Social Learning
Serial Killers with Military Experience: Applying Learning Theory to Serial Murder
Applying Social Learning Theory to Police Misconduct
Labeling and Reintegrative Shaming
On the Effective Use of Stigma as a Crime Deterrent
Social Control in China: Applications of the Labeling Theory and the Reintegrative Shaming Theory
Social Control/Bond
Effect of Social Bonds on Successful Adjustment to Probation: An Event History Analysis
Self Control and Social Bonds: A Combined Control Perspective on Deviance
Self Control
Self-Control and Variability Over Time: Multivariate Results using a 5-year, Multi-site Panel of Youths
Life Course Theory
Distinguishing Graduates from Dropouts and Dismissals: Who Fails Boot Camp
Gender, Ethnicity, and Offending over the Life Course: Women's Pathways to Prison in the Aloha State
Cultural Criminology
Cultural Criminology and Kryptonite: Apolcalyptic and Retributive Constructions of Crime and Justice in Comic Books
Framing Homocide Narratives in Newspapers: Mediated Witness and the Construction of Virtual Victimhood
Crime Policy
Contextualizing the Criminal and Justice Policy-Making Process
The Future of Criminology
Criminalizing War: Crimonology as Ceasefire
Crime Typologies
Violent Crime & Terrorism
Serving Life for Providing Car to Killers
Police Fatalities on the rise in '07
With Witnesses at Risk, Murder Suspects Go Free
Property Crime
Dragnet that Ensnares Good Samaritans, Too
Where Have All the Hot Goods Gone? The Role of Pawnshops
White Collar & Organized Crime
Nonstop Theft and Bribery Stagger Iraq
As One Mafia Fades, Italy Faces Another
Public Order Crimes
As Prostititutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice
New York Gambling Treatment Court Stresses Help

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