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This book provides the best of both worlds- authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings covering criminological theory from past to present and beyond. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies and state-of-the-art research.Key Features" Begins with an introductory chapter that presents a succinct overview of criminological theory, and briefly describes the organization and content of the book" Features 'How to Read a Research Article'-a perfect introduction to understanding how real-world research is organized and delivered in the journal literature" Includes a 'mini-chapter' for each Section, with figures and tables that present basic concepts and provide a background for the Readings that follow" Provides key terms, web resources, and thought-provoking discussion questions for each Section, along with questions for each Reading to help students develop their critical thinking skills" Instructor Resources on CD include a test bank, PowerPoint slides for each section, classroom activities, and more." A Student study site provides additional articles, self-study quizzes, e-flashcards, and more.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: An Overview of Issues in Criminological Theory|
|How to Read a Research Article|
|The Use and Usefulness of Criminology, 1751-2005: Enlightened Justice and its Failures, Sherman|
|Pre-Classical and Classical Theories of Crime|
|The Social Contract, Rousseau|
|On Crimes and Punishments, Beccaria|
|Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Bentham|
|Modern Applications of the Classical Perspective: Deterrence, Rational Choice, Routine Activities, and Lifestyle Theories of Crime|
|Capital Punishment and Deterrence: Examining the Effect of Executions on Murder in Texas|
|Specifying the Direct and Indirect Effects of Low Self Control and Situational Factors in Decision Making|
|Hot Spots of Predatory Crime: Routine Activities and the Criminology of Place|
|The Impact of Neighborhoods, Schools, and Malls on the Spatial Distribution of Property Damage|
|Specifying the Influence of Family and Peers on Violent Victimization|
|Early Positive School Perspectives of Criminality|
|The Murderous Dutch Fiddler, Rafter|
|The Contribution of Family Adversity and Verbal IQ to Criminal Behavior|
|Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior|
|A Meta Analysis of the Gene Crime Relationship|
|A Theory Explaining Biological Correlates of Criminality|
|Neuroimaging Studies of Aggressive and Violent Behavior|
|A Life-Course Analysis of the Criminogenic Effects of Maternal Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy|
|Early Social Structure and Strain Theories of Crime|
|Social Structure and Anomie|
|There's a Darkness on the Edge of Town|
|Crime and the American Dream|
|Building on the Foundation of General Strain Theory|
|The Chicago School and Cultural/Subcultural Theories of Crime|
|Delinquency Rates and Community Characteristics|
|Replicating Sampson and Grove's Test of Social Disorganization Theory|
|The Subculture of Violence|
|The Code of the Streets|
|Social Process/Learning Theories of Crime|
|A Theory of Crime: Differential Association|
|A Social Learning Theory of Crime|
|Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency|
|Examining the Role of Differential Association and Techniques of Neutralization in Explaining Corporate Crime|
|Scared Kids, Unattached Kids, Or Peer Pressure: Why do Students Carry Firearms to School? May|
|Self Control and Social Bonds|
|Social Reaction, Critical, and Feminist Models of Crime|
|Informal Reactions and Delinquency|
|Marx, Engels, and Bonger on Crime and Social Control|
|Policing the Ghetto Underclass|
|Feminism and Criminology|
|Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Crime|
|Life-Course Perspective of Criminality|
|The Influence of Gender, Low Birth Weight, and Disadvantaged Environment in Predicting Early Onset of Offending|
|Criminal Career Paradigm|
|Integrated Theoretical Models and New Perspectives of Crime|
|Strategies and Requisites for Theoretical Integration in the Study of Crime and Deviance|
|Separate and Unequal is Better|
|An Integrated Theoretical Perspective on Delinquent Behavior|
|An Exploratory Test of Braithwaite's Reintegrative Shaming Theory|
|Toward an Interactional Theory of Delinquency|
|Applying Criminological Theory to Policy|
|Crime and Public Policy|
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