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Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings is a comprehensive reader that exposes students to both classic and contemporary theories of crime. Editors Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox provide accessible yet detailed introductions, preparing students for what they are about to read and placing each selection in context. The fifth edition includes a new Part XIV, entitled "Paying Attention to Race: Theoretical Developments," and new readings covering biology and crime, defensible space, decision-making by criminals, environmental corrections, and the relationship between race, racism, and crime.
About the Editors
Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He is a Past President of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he received ASC's Edwin H. Sutherland Award.
Robert Agnew is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Emory University. He is the inventor of the influential "general strain theory." He is a Past President of the American Society of Criminology.
Pamela Wilcox is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She is noted for developing "multicontextual opportunity theory." Her recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: Understanding Criminological Theory: A Guide for Readers, Francis T. Cullen and Robert Agnew SECTION 1. IN SEARCH OF THE CRIMINAL "MAN" I. The Origins of Modern Criminology 1. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Cesare Beccaria 2. The Criminal Man, Cesare Lombroso II. Biosocial Traits and Theories of Crime 3. Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency, Sheldon Glueck and Eleanor Glueck 4. Biology and Crime, Melissa Peskin, Yu Gao, Andrea L. Glenn, Anna Rudo-Hutt, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine 5. Personality and Crime: Are Some People More Crime Prone, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, Phil A. Silva, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, Robert F. Krueger, and Pamela S. Schmutte 6. The Development of Antisocial Behavior: An Integrative Causal Approach, Benjamin B. Lahey, Irwin D. Waldman, and Keith McBurnett SECTION 2. THE RISE AND GROWTH OF AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGY III. The Chicago School: The City, Social Disorganization, and Crime 7. Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas, Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay 8. A Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality, Robert J. Sampson and William Julius Wilson 9. Collective Efficacy and Crime, Robert J. Sampson, Stephen W. Raudenbush, and Felton Earls IV. Learning to Be a Criminal: Differential Association, Subcultural, and Social Learning Theories 10. A Theory of Differential Association, Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey 11. A Social Learning Theory of Crime, Ronald L. Akers 12. Code of the Street, Elijah Anderson V. Anomie/Strain Theories of Crime 13. Social Structure and Anomie, Robert K. Merton 14. Delinquent Boys: The Culture of the Gang, Albert K. Cohen 15. Crime and the American Dream, Richard Rosenfeld and Steven F. Messner 16. Pressured Into Crime: General Strain Theory, Robert Agnew VI. Varieties of Control Theory 17. Techniques of Neutralization, Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza 18. Social Bond Theory, Travis Hirschi 19. A General Theory of Crime, Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi SECTION 3. RETHINKING CRIMINOLOGY VII. Labeling, Interaction, and Crime: Societal Reaction and the Creation of Criminals 20. Primary and Secondary Deviance, Edwin M. Lemert 21. Crime, Shame, and Reintegration, John Braithwaite 22. Defiance Theory, Lawrence W. Sherman VIII. Critical Criminology: Power, Peace, and Crime 23. Criminality and Economic Conditions, Willem Bonger 24. Crime in a Market Society, Elliott Currie 25. Crime and Coercion, Mark Colvin IX. Feminist Theories: Gender, Power, and Crime 26. Sisters in Crime, Freda Adler 27. A Feminist Theory of Female Delinquency, Meda Chesney-Lind 28. Masculinities and Crime, James W. Messerschmidt 29. Toward A Gendered Theory of Female Offending, Darrell Steffensmeier and Emilie Allan X. Theories of White-Collar Crime 30. White-Collar Criminality, Edwin H. Sutherland 31. Denying the Guilty Mind, Michael L. Benson 32. Choosing White-Collar Crime, Neal Shover and Andy Hochstedler SECTION 4. CHOICE, OPPORT UNITY, AND crime XI. Reviving Classical Theory: Deterrence and Rational Choice 33. Reconceptualizing Deterrence Theory, Mark C. Stafford and Mark Warr 34. Crime as a Rational Choice, Derek B. Cornish and Ronald V. Clarke 35. Armed Robbers in Action, Richard T. Wright and Scott H. Decker XII. Environmental Criminology 36. Routine Activity Theory, Lawrence E. Cohen and Marcus Felson 37. Situational Crime Prevention, Ronald V. Clarke 38. Defensible Space, Oscar Newman 39. Broken Windows, James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling SECTION 5. KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN CRIMINOLOGY XIII. Developmental Theories of Crime: Crime and the Life Course 40. Pathways in the Life Course to Crime, Terrie E. Moffitt 41. A Theory of Persistent Offending and Desistance From Crime, John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson 42. Cognitive Transformation and Desistance from Crime, Peggy C.Giordano, Stephen A. Cernkovich, and Jennifer L. Rudolph XIV. Paying Attention to Race: Theoretical Developments 43. Getting Played, Jody Miller 44. A Theory of African American Offending, James D. Unnever and Shawn L. Gabbidon XV. Pulling It All Together: Integrated Theories of Crime 45. Toward an Interactional Theory of Delinquency, Terence P. Thornberry 46. Social Support and Crime, Francis T. Cullen 47. Why Criminals Offend: A General Theory of Crime and Delinquency, Robert Agnew XVI. Putting Theory to Work: Guiding Crime Control Policy 48. Imprisoning Communities, Todd R. Clear 49. Environmental Corrections, Francis T. Cullen, John E. Eck, and Christopher T. Lowenkamp 50. Saving Children from a Life in Crime, David Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh