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Crime Readings

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ISBN-10: 0761986790

ISBN-13: 9780761986799

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Robert D. Crutchfield, George S. Bridges, Joseph G. Weis, Charis Kubrin

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"The second edition of this anthology includes the latest theoretical and empirical works, and maintains the excellent balance between theory and research found in the first edition. The selections are carefully edited and very appropriate for undergraduate students. The new data analysis exercises provide a simple introduction to SPSS, and further reinforce the connection between theory and research: a major strength of this book. This collection continues to provide a strong foundation for students in criminology courses." --Barbara Costello, University of Rhode Island Designed for undergraduate criminology courses, this book actively involves students in the literature of the…    
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List price: $51.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Robert D. Crutchfield is Professor and the Clarence and Elissa Schrag Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington where he has been a winner of the university's Distinguished Teaching Award. He served on the Washington State Juvenile Sentencing Commission and is also a former juvenile probation officer, adult parole officer, and a deputy editor of Criminology. He is a past Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and currently serves on the National Academies' Committee on Law and Justice. His research focuses on labor markets and crime, and on racial and ethnic disparities in the administration of justice.

George S. Bridges is the President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He has served as a staff member of the policy office of the Attorney General of the United States as well as deputy editor of Criminology. He has been a member of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. He has published many papers on racial biases in American law and is co-editor, with Martha Myers, of Crime, Inequality, and Social Control.

Joseph G. Weis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. He served for a number of years as the Director of the National Center for the Assessment of Delinquent Behavior and Its Prevention, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a member of the Washington State Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. He is a past editor of the journal Criminology and a co-author, with Michael J. Hindelang and Travis Hirschi, of Measuring Delinquency.

Foreword
Foreword
Preface - The Editors
Introduction: On Crime, Criminals, and Criminologists
What Is Criminology? The History And Definitions Of Crime And Criminology
Defining Crime
Defining Crime: An Issue of Morality
Criminological History
Historical Explanations of Crime: From Demons to Politics
How Do We View Crime?
Images of Crime and Criminality
Racial Composition of Neighborhood and Fear of Crime
A Murder "Wave"? Trends in American Serial Homicide, 1940-1990
Crack in Context: Politics and Media in the Making Of a Drug Scare
How Is Crime Measured?
The Observation and Measurement of Crime
Did Crime Rise or Fall During the Reagan Presidency?
Reconciling Race and Class Differences in Self-Reported and Official Estimates of Delinquency
You Can Get Anything You Want If You've Got the Bread
A Snowball's Chance in Hell: Doing Fieldwork With Active Residential Burglars
Data Analysis Exercise: An Exploration of Fear of Crime
Who Are The Criminals? The Distribution And Correlates Of Crime
Social Class
The Poverty of a Classless Criminology - The American Society of Criminology 1991 Presidential Address
Race
Toward a Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality
Age
Age and the Explanation of Crime
Sex
Explaining the Gender Gap in Delinquency: Peer Influence and Moral Evaluations of Behavior
How Do We Explain Crime? Theories That Emerged In The 1930s That Have Continuing Vitality
Social Disorganization Theory
Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas
Contemporary Research
Social Interaction and Community Crime: Examining the Importance of Neighborhood Networks
Differential Association Theory
A Theory of Crime: Differential Association
Contemporary Research
The Current State of Differential Association Theory
Anomie/Strain Theory
Social Structure and Anomie
Contemporary Research
General Strain Theory and Delinquency: A Replication and Extension
Data Analysis Exercise: An Exploration of Self-Reported Delinquency and a Look at Social Disorganization Theory
How Do We Explain Crime? Theories Out Of The 1950s, 1960s, And 1970s That Continue To Influence Research
Subculture of Violence Theory
The Subculture of Violence
Contemporary Research
Racial Inequality and Homicide Rates
Control Theory
Causes and Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency
Contemporary Research
School Delinquency and The School Social Bond
Labeling Theory
Labeling Criminals
Contemporary Research
Deviance on Record: Techniques for Labeling Child Abusers in Official Documents
How Do We Explain Crime? The Loyal Opposition To Conventional Criminological Theory
Culture Conflict
Culture Conflict and Crime
Contemporary Research
The Code of the Streets
Conflict Theory
Conflict and Criminality
Contemporary Research
A Tale of Three Cities: Labor Markets and Homicide
Marxist Theory
Crime and Structural Contradictions
Contemporary Research
Causes of Crime: A Radical View
Data Analysis Exercise: An Exploration to Differential Association Theory and an Exploration of Control Theory
How Do We Explain Crime? Contemporary Theories Of Crime And Social Control
A Routine Activity Approach
A Power-Control Theory of Common Delinquent Behavior
A Bio-Psychological Theory of Choice
Feminist Theory, Crime, and Justice
The Nature of Criminality: Low Self-Control
Toward an Age-Graded Theory of Informal Social Control
Causal Process of Control Balance Theory
How Are Crimes Different? The Varying Patterns Of Criminality
White-Collar Crime
White-Collar Criminality
The Criminal Elite
Organized Crime
From Mafia to Cosa Nostra
Myths and Organized Crime: Is There a Mafia, and Does It Really Matter?
Gangs
Ganging
The Social Organization of Street Gang Activity In An Urban Ghetto
Violence
Historical Trends in Violent Crime: A Critical Review of the Evidence
Homicide and Aggravated Assault
Drugs and Crime
Drug Use and Abuse in America
The Drug Use-Delinquency Connection in Adolescence
Data Analysis Exercises: An Exploration of Culture Conflict and Marxist Theories, Then a Look at Bio-Psychological Theory of Choice
How Do We Control Crime?
Crime and Social Control
Crime in America: Violent and Irrational- And That's Just the Policy - The Economist
Victim-Offender Mediation in the Italian Juvenile Justice System: The Role of the Social Worker
Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety
The Family Model of the Criminal Process: Reintegrative Shaming
Strengthening Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream
Data Analysis Exercises: A Brief Look at Routine Activities Theory and an Explanation of Low Self-Control Theory
Index