Criminological Theory : The Essentials

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-06
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Criminological Theory: The Essentials sheds light on some of history's most renowned criminologists and their theories. In addition, policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives that have developed from recent critical work, together with practical applications, compel the reader to apply theories to the contemporary social milieu.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Book: An Overview of Issues in Criminological Theory
Preclassical and Classical Theories of Crime
Modern Applications of the Classical Perspective: Deterrence, Rational Choice, and Routine Activities or Lifestyle Theories of Crime
Early Positive School Perspectives of Criminality
Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behaviors
Early Social Structure and Strain Theories of Crime
The Chicago School and Cultural and Subcultural Theories of Crime
Social Process and Learning Theories of Crime
Social Reaction, Critical, and Feminist Models of Crime
Life-Course Perspectives of Criminality
Integrated Theoretical Models and New Perspectives of Crime
Applying Criminological Theory to Policy
Credits and Sources
About the Author
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