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What is included with this book?
This concise, up-to-date text provides student-friendly examples of all theoretical approaches that emphasize the complex relationships between 21st century social structures, cultures, and crime.
Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, 4e provides students and instructors with a concise, up-to-date, and thorough discussion and explication of major criminological schools of thought. The text focuses on providing students with understandings of not only what the central tenets are of criminological theories but also focuses on providing real-life examples and implications for criminal justice policy and practice. The various theories examined across the chapters are illustrated through examples drawing upon contemporary cultural developments of particular interest to college age students that increase interest and engagement.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This book offers an accessible discussion of the major theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance and social control with an objective and neutral approach. It provides:
Chapter 1 Theoretical Criminology
Chapter 2 Classical and Neoclassical Criminology
Chapter 3 Biosocial Theories of Crime
Chapter 4 Psychological Theories of Crime
Chapter 5 Social Ecology of Crime
Chapter 6 Learning and Cultural Transmission Theories of Crime
Chapter 7 Strain Theories of Crime
Chapter 8 Control Theories of Crime
Chapter 9 Theories of Social Conflict
Chapter 10 Evaluating and Integrating Theory