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Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory

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ISBN-10: 0534541585

ISBN-13: 9780534541583

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Robert M. Bohm

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This slim volume offers a comprehensive survey of the major criminological and delinquency theories including their philosophical foundations and policy implications. The text can be used as either a primary text or as a supplement for other texts, anthologies, or collections of journal articles.
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Book details

List price: $134.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
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…    

Preface
An Introduction to Theory
What Is Theory?
Testing Theories
Why Is Theory Important, or Why Study Crime and Delinquency Theory?
Classical and 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
Phrenology
Criminal Anthropology
Body Type Theories
Heredity Studies
Modern Biocriminology
General Problems with Biological Theories
Psychological Theories
Intelligence and Crime
Psychoanalytic Theories
General Problems with Psychoanalytic Theories
Humanistic Psychological Theory
Sociological Theories
The Contributions of Durkheim
The Theory of the Chicago School
Functionalism
Anomie or Strain Theory
Learning Theories
Social Control Theories
Critical Theories
Interactionism and Labeling Theory
Conflict Theory
Radical Theory
Other Critical Theories
Conclusion: Integrated Theories and Beyond
References
Name Index
Subject Index