9781412981453

Criminological Theory : Context and Consequences

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412981453

  • ISBN10:

    141298145X

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/17/2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

The fifth edition of Criminological Theory: Contexts and Consequences builds on the success of previous editions with updated coverage of criminological theory within a broader sociological and historical context. Its diverse coverage of major theories spans traditional and contemporary perspectives, with an eye toward the policy implications inherent within the theory.New to the Fifth Edition:"Chapter on White Collar Crime, and the theories behind it"Updated coverage of emerging biological theories, including advances in biotechnology such brain imaging and implications of DNA"New material on the major societal shifts in the last thirty years, and their impact on crime theory including:1. Immigration and depression in the first half of the 20th century2. The 1960s into the 1970s3. The conservative movement started by Nixon and expanded by Reagan"Fine-tuning of policy discussion"'œEpilogue' on post-Obama America"Expanded ancillary package including SAGE journal articles and web resources

Table of Contents

The Context and Consequences of Theory
The Search for the "Criminal Man"
Rejecting Individualism
Crime in American Society
Society as Insulation
The Complexity of Control
The Irony of State Intervention
Social Power and the Construction of Crime
New Directions in Critical Theory
The Gendering of Criminology
Crimes of the Powerful
Bringing Punishment Back In
Choosing Crime in Everyday Life
The Search for the "Criminal Man" Revisited
The Development of Criminals
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