CrimComics Issue 7 Social Control Theories

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-10-17
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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CrimComics offers a new way to approach criminological theory by engaging students with impactful, highly visual illustrated texts. Each CrimComics Issue traces the development of the theory-placing it in social and political context-and demonstrates its application to the real world. The last
page of each Issue features review questions and key terms. Issue 7, Social Control Theories, introduces students to Walter Reckless's containment theory and Gresham Syke's and David Matza's techniques of neutralization. It also discusses two major control perspectives: Travis Hirschi's social bond
theory and Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi's self-control theory.

Author Biography

Krista S. Gehring is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Michael R. Batista is a professional freelance illustrator.

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