9780073527970

Criminology: Connecting Theory, Research, and Practice

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    9780073527970

  • ISBN10:

    0073527971

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/6/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

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

PART III: TYPOLOGIES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Chapter 11: Interpersonal Crimes of Violence

Chapter 12: Crimes Against Property

Chapter 13: Public Order Crimes

Chapter 14: Crimes of the Powerful

PART IV: A LOOK AHEAD

Chapter 15: Crime Today: Challenges Facing Criminal Justice Policy

Chapter 16: Epilogue: The Future of Criminological Theory

Appendix: “The Saints and Roughnecks” by William Chambliss

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