Criminological Theories Introduction, Evaluation, and Application

ISBN-10: 0195332520

ISBN-13: 9780195332520

Edition: 5th 2008

Authors: Ronald L. Akers, Ronald A. Akers, Christine S. Sellers, Christine Sharon Sellers

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Now in a new edition, Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application offers a concise yet comprehensive review and appraisal of the leading theories of crime and criminal justice. Based on the widespread success of the first four editions, this popular resource has been updated and revised to reflect changes in the development, testing, integration, and application of essential criminological theories. In clear, engaging language, authors Ronald L. Akers and Christine S. Sellers explore each principal criminological theory through the following in-depth analysis: * Introduction: Presents a succinct exposition of the theory's central concepts, assertions, and hypotheses--including recent modifications and revisions * Evaluation: Provides a detailed critique of the theory, with a focus on empirical validity * Application: Extends the evaluation to determine each theory's relevance, as well as its potential for controlling and preventing crime and delinquency To draw students into the material, the fifth edition incorporates a helpful new resource that provides an overview of every major theory of criminal and deviant behavior--Table 12.1. An invaluable pedagogical tool, this table directs students to the corresponding chapter for each theory; it also includes brief entries on each theory's major proponents, concepts, propositions, empirical validity, and policy implications. Encouraging students to carefully review--and thoughtfully compare--these theories, the table creates a dynamic connection between readers and the text. Ideal for courses on theories of crime, delinquency, and deviance, Criminological Theories, Fifth Edition, also serves as an excellent supplement for courses in criminology, juvenile delinquency, deviance, and criminal behavior.
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Ronald L. Akers is professor of criminology and sociology in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida. He is the author of Crime, Law and Sanctions: Theoretical Perspectives, Deviant Behavior: A Social Learning Approach, Social Learning and Social Structure: A General Theory of Crime and Deviance, and Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application.

Introduction to Criminological Theory
Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories
Biological Theories
Psychological Theories
Social Learning Theory
Social Bonding and Control Theories
Labeling and Reintegrative Shaming Theory
Social Disorganization, Anomie, and Strain Theories
Conflict Theory
Marxist and Critical Theories
Feminists Theories
Integrating Criminological Theories
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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