Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory

ISBN-10: 0495807508

ISBN-13: 9780495807506

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: Robert M. Bohm, Brenda L. Vogel

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This slim volume offers a comprehensive survey of the major criminological and delinquency theories, including their philosophical foundations, policy implications, empirical support, and criticisms. A PRIMER ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY THEORY can be used as a primary text or as a supplement for other texts, anthologies, or collections of journal articles.
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Book details

List price: $117.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Robert M. Bohm is a professor of criminal justice and legal studies at the University of Central Florida. He has published numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles in the areas of criminal justice and criminology. In addition to A PRIMER ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY THEORY, his books include INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 6th Edition; A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE; DEATHQUEST III: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, 3rd Edition; The DEATH PENALTY TODAY; AMERICA'S EXPERIMENT WITH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE ULTIMATE SANCTION, 2nd Edition; THE DEATH PENALTY IN AMERICA: CURRENT RESEARCH; and DEMYSTIFYING CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Professor Bohm was president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences from 1992 to 1993. In 1989, the Southern Criminal Justice Association selected him as the Outstanding Educator of the Year. In 1999, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; in 2001, he was presented with the Founder's Award of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; and, in 2008, he received the Bruce Smith, Sr., Award of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Preface
An Introduction to Theory
What Is Theory?
Testing Theories
The Problem of Defining Crime
Why Is Theory Important, or Why Study Crime and Delinquency Theory?
Classical and Neoclassical Theory
Enlightenment Philosophy and Classical Theory
Beccaria
Rational Choice Theory
A Critique of Classical Theory
Neoclassical Theory
Positivist Theories
Positive Philosophy
The Influence of Empirical or Experimental Science
Major Differences between Positivism and Classicism/Neoclassicism
General Problems with Positivist Theories
Biological Theories
Physiognomy and Phrenology
Criminal Anthropology
Body Type Theories
Herdity Studies
Modern Biocriminology
General Problems with Biological Theories
Psychological Theories
Intelligence and Crime
Psychoanalytic Theories
General Problems with Psychoanalytic Theories
Personality Theories
Humanistic Psychological Theory
Macrosociological Theories
The Contributions of Durkheim
The Theory of the Chicago School or Social Disorganization Theory
Situational Crime Prevention and Routine Activity Theories
Functionalism
Anomie Theories
Microsociological Theories
Learning Theories
Subcultural Theories
Social Control Theories
Critical Theories
Interactionism and Labeling Theory
Conflict Criminology
Radical Criminology
Feminist Criminology
British or Left Realism
Peacemaking Criminology
Postmodern Criminology
Conclusion: Integrated Theories, Developmental Theories, and Beyond
Integrated Theories
Developmental Theories
Problems with Integrated and Developmental Theories
Conclusion
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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