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Well-known researchers and academics, William Chambliss and Aida Hass help students make the vital connections they need to understand and succeed in criminology. Criminology: Connecting Theory, Research, and Practicedemonstrates the value of understanding the relationship between criminological theory, research, and practice in the study of crime and criminal behavior. In doing so, it better equips students to comprehend the role of criminological theory and research in the development of criminal justice policies and practices.
Table of Contents
PART I: CRIME, CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
Chapter 1: Crime, Deviance, and Criminology: A Brief Overview
Chapter 2: Crime and Criminal Law
Chapter 3: How Much Crime Is There?
Chapter 4: Doing Criminology: Research and Theory
PART II: AN OVERVIEW OF CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY
Chapter 5: Crime as Rational Behavior: Classical and Rational Choice Theories
Chapter 6: Biological Theories: Crime Is in the Brain
Chapter 7: Psychological Theories: Crime Is in the Mind
Chapter 8: Social Structure Theories: Crime Is in the Structure of Society
Chapter 9: Social Process Theories: Crime Is Socialized Behavior
Chapter 10: Social Conflict Theories: Crime Is in the Conflict Inherent in Society