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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"'Epilogue' 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"|
|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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