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Taking a sociological perspective, this book discusses the major theories of crime-from classical theories to new theories such as Cultural Criminology and Peacemaking Criminology. The book offers a balanced presentation-presenting each theoryrs"s social and intellectual heritage, perspective and assumptions and major concepts. This edition includes updates on current crime theories, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter and additional examples that connect crime theories to real life.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Classical School 3. The Positive School 4. The Chicago School 5. Differential Association Theory 6. Anomie Theory 7. Subculture Theories 8. Labeling Theory 9. Conflict Theory 10. Social Control Theory 11. Social Learning Theory 12. Rational Theories 13. Gender-Based Theories 14. Contemporary Theories IUpdating Older Perspectives 15. Contemporary Theories IIDiversity in Theory 16. The Future of Criminological Theory