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Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice is an innovative, fascinating treatment of some of the seminal theories in criminology and key policies in criminal justice, offering a detailed and nuanced picture of these core ideas. With a fluid, accessible, and lively writing style, this brief text is organized around major theories, ideas, and movements that mark a turning point in the field, and concludes with a discussion of the future of criminology and criminal justice. Readers will learn about the most salient criminological and criminal justice research and understand its influence on theory and policy. They will also understand the surrounding socio-political conditions from which the ideas sprang and the style and manner in which they weredisseminated , both of which helped these scholarly contributions become cornerstones in the fields of criminology and criminal justice.
Table of Contents
|Key Idea: Rational Offending and Rational Punishment|
|The Social Context of Criminal Punishment|
|Why it Caught On|
|Influence: The Rise of the Classical School of Criminology|
|Empirical Analyses and Critiques of Free Will, Rationality, and Deterrence|
|Key Idea: The Science of Criminal Behavior|
|The Social Context: A Time Without Criminology|
|The Road to Lombroso|
|Lombroso and the Body of the Criminal|
|The Dissemination of Lombroso's Theories|
|Criticisms of Lombroso's Theories|
|Key Idea: Understanding Crime and Society|
|The Social Context of the Early Twentieth Century|
|Social Disorganization and Anomie/Strain Theories|
|The Legacy of Anomie/Strain and Social Disorganization Theories|
|Key Idea: Hirschi's Social Bond/Social Control Theory|
|The Social Context of the 1960s|
|Social Bond/Social Control Theory|
|The Marketing of Social Bond/Social Control Theory|
|The Legacy of Social Bond/Social Control Theory|
|Key Idea: Rehabilitation is Dead|
|The Martinson Report|
|Getting the Word Out|
|The Influence of the Martinson Report|
|Key Idea: Crime Control Through Selective Incapacitation|
|The Context: Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy, and Society in the 1970s|
|James Q. Wilson's Thinking About Crime|
|Why it Caught on|
|Selective Incapacitation's Effect on Criminal Justice and Criminology: Empirical Tests, Empirical Critiques, and Ethical Dilemmas|
|Key Idea: The Police Can Control Crime|
|The Context of Criminology and Policing|
|Broken Windows Theory: Revamping the Police Role|
|How Broken Windows Theory Reached its Audience|
|The Influence of Broken Windows Theory|
|Empirical Tests and Critiques of Broken Windows Theory and Policing|
|Key Idea: The War on Drugs|
|Winning the War is Easy|
|The 1980s in Context|
|The Magic in "Just Say No"|
|The Impact of "Just Say No"|
|Key Idea: Rehabilitation-Not Dead Yet|
|The Principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity|
|Disseminating the Principles of Effective Rehabilitation|
|The Impact of Meta-Analysis and the Principles of Effective Rehabilitation|
|Key Idea: Crime and the Life Course|
|The Criminological Context of the Early 1990s|
|Life Course Theories in Criminology|
|Constructing Testable Theories|
|Life Course Theory Catches On|
|Looking Back, Looking Forward: Conclusions|
|Looking Back: The Glaring Omissions?|
|The Legitimate Contenders|
|Looking Forward: The Future of Criminology and Criminal Justice|
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