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This slim volume offers a comprehensive survey of the major criminological and delinquency theories, including their philosophical foundations, policy implications, empirical support, and criticisms. A PRIMER ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY THEORY can be used as a primary text or as a supplement for other texts, anthologies, or collections of journal articles.
Table of Contents
|An Introduction to Theory||p. 1|
|What Is Theory?||p. 1|
|Testing Theories||p. 6|
|The Problem of Defining Crime||p. 7|
|Why Is Theory Important, or Why Study Crime and Delinquency Theory?||p. 10|
|Classical and Neoclassical Theory||p. 13|
|Enlightenment Philosophy and Classical Theory||p. 14|
|Rational Choice Theory||p. 17|
|A Critique of Classical Theory||p. 18|
|Neoclassical Theory||p. 20|
|Positivist Theories||p. 25|
|Positive Philosophy||p. 25|
|The Influence of Empirical or Experimental Science||p. 27|
|Major Differences between Positivism and Classicism/Neoclassicism||p. 28|
|General Problems with Positivist Theories||p. 29|
|Biological Theories||p. 33|
|Physiognomy and Phrenology||p. 34|
|Criminal Anthropology||p. 35|
|Body Type Theories||p. 39|
|Herdity Studies||p. 40|
|Modern Biocriminology||p. 42|
|General Problems with Biological Theories||p. 45|
|Psychological Theories||p. 51|
|Intelligence and Crime||p. 51|
|Psychoanalytic Theories||p. 55|
|General Problems with Psychoanalytic Theories||p. 58|
|Personality Theories||p. 59|
|Humanistic Psychological Theory||p. 61|
|Macrosociological Theories||p. 69|
|The Contributions of Durkheim||p. 69|
|The Theory of the Chicago School or Social Disorganization Theory||p. 71|
|Situational Crime Prevention and Routine Activity Theories||p. 76|
|Anomie Theories||p. 80|
|Microsociological Theories||p. 95|
|Learning Theories||p. 95|
|Subcultural Theories||p. 103|
|Social Control Theories||p. 105|
|Critical Theories||p. 115|
|Interactionism and Labeling Theory||p. 116|
|Conflict Criminology||p. 120|
|Radical Criminology||p. 124|
|Feminist Criminology||p. 130|
|British or Left Realism||p. 132|
|Peacemaking Criminology||p. 133|
|Postmodern Criminology||p. 134|
|Conclusion: Integrated Theories, Developmental Theories, and Beyond||p. 145|
|Integrated Theories||p. 146|
|Developmental Theories||p. 149|
|Problems with Integrated and Developmental Theories||p. 150|
|Name Index||p. 177|
|Subject Index||p. 181|
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