9780534541583

A Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534541583

  • ISBN10:

    0534541585

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/18/2000
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This slim volume offers a comprehensive survey of the major criminological and delinquency theories including their philosophical foundations and policy implications. The text can be used as either a primary text or as a supplement for other texts, anthologies, or collections of journal articles.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
An Introduction to Theory
1(10)
What is Theory?
1(6)
Testing Theories
7(1)
Why Is Theory Important, or Why Study Crime and Delinquency Theory?
8(3)
Classical and Neoclassical Theory
11(10)
Positivist Theories
21(8)
Positive Philosophy
21(2)
The Influence of Empirical or Experimental Science
23(1)
Major Differences between Positivism and Classicism/Neoclassicism
24(2)
General Problems with Positivist Theories
26(3)
Biological Theories
29(16)
Physiognomy
30(1)
Phrenology
31(1)
Criminal Anthropology
31(3)
Body Type Theories
34(1)
Heredity Studies
35(2)
Modern Biocriminology
37(2)
General Problems with Biological Theories
39(6)
Psychological Theories
45(20)
Intelligence and Crime
45(5)
Psychoanalytic Theories
50(6)
General Problems with Psychoanalytic Theories
56(3)
Humanistic Psychological Theory
59(6)
Sociological Theories
65(38)
The Contributions of Durkheim
65(2)
The Theory of the Chicago School
67(7)
Functionalism
74(2)
Anomie or Strain Theory
76(6)
Learning Theories
82(8)
Social Control Theories
90(13)
Critical Theories
103(30)
Interactionism and Labeling Theory
105(4)
Conflict Theory
109(4)
Radical Theory
113(6)
Other Critical Theories
119(14)
Conclusion: Integrated Theories and Beyond
133(10)
References 143(14)
Name Index 157(4)
Subject Index 161

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