Criminological Theory: Past to Present Essential Readings

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  • Copyright: 2017-11-16
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Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings is a comprehensive reader that exposes students to both classic and contemporary theories of crime. Editors Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox provide accessible yet detailed introductions, preparing students for what they are about to read and placing each selection in context.

Author Biography

Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

Robert Agnew is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology Emory University.

Pamela Wilcox is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Understanding Criminological Theory: A Guide for Readers, Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox
Part I. The Origins of Modern Criminology
1. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Cesare Beccaria
2. The Criminal Man, Cesare Lombroso
Part II. The Chicago School: The City, Social Disorganization, and Crime
3. Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas, Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay
4. Collective Efficacy and Crime, Robert J. Sampson, Stephen W. Raudenbush, and Felton Earls
5. Legal Cynicism and Crime, David S. Kirk and Andrew V. Papachristos
Part III. Learning to Be a Criminal: Differential Association, Subcultural, and Social Learning Theories
6. A Theory of Differential Association, Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey
7. A Social Learning Theory of Crime, Ronald L. Akers
8. The Code of the Street, Elijah Anderson
Part IV. Anomie/Strain Theories of Crime
9. Social Structure and Anomie, Robert K. Merton
10. Delinquent Boys: The Culture of the Gang, Albert K. Cohen
11. Crime and the American Dream, Richard Rosenfeld and Steven F. Messner
12. Pressured Into Crime: General Strain Theory, Robert S. Agnew
Part V. Varieties of Control Theory
13. Techniques of Neutralization, Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza
14. Social Bond Theory, Travis Hirschi
15. A General Theory of Crime, Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi
Part VI. Labeling Theory: Societal Reaction and the Creation of Criminals
16. Crime, Shame, and Reintegration, John Braithwaite
17. Defiance Theory, Lawrence W. Sherman
18. Making Good, Shadd Maruna
Part VII. Critical Criminology: Power, Peace, and Crime
19. Criminality and Economic Conditions, Willem Bonger
20. Crime in a Market Society, Elliott Currie
21. Crime and Coercion, Mark Colvin
Part VIII. Feminist Theories: Gender, Power, and Crime
22. Sisters in Crime, Freda Adler
23. A Feminist Theory of Female Delinquency, Meda Chesney-Lind
24. Masculinities and Crime, James W. Messerschmidt
25. Getting Played, Jody Miller
Part IX. Theories of White-Collar Crime
26. White-Collar Criminality, Edwin H. Sutherland
27. Denying the Guilty Mind, Michael L. Benson
Part X. Reviving Classical Theory: Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories
28. Reconceptualizing Deterrence Theory, Mark C. Stafford and Mark Warr
29. Crime as a Rational Choice, Derek B. Cornish and Ronald V. Clarke
30. Armed Robbers in Action, Richard T. Wright and Scott H. Decker
Part XI. Environmental Criminology
31. Routine Activity Theory, Lawrence E. Cohen and Marcus Felson
32. The Theory of Target Search, Paul J. Brantingham and Patricia L. Brantingham
33. Defensible Space, Oscar Newman
34. Multilevel Criminal, Pamela Wilcox, Brooke Miller Gialopsos, and Kenneth C. Land
Part XII. Growing Up Criminal: Trait and Biosocial Theories
35. Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency, Sheldon Glueck and Eleanor Glueck
36. Biology and Crime, Melissa Peskin, Yu Gao, Andrea L. Glenn, Anna Rudo-Hutt, Yaling Yang,
and Adrian Raine
37. Personality and Crime: Are Some People Crime Prone?, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, Phil A. Silva, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, Robert F. Krueger, and Pamela S. Schmutte
Part XIII. Getting Into and Out of Crime: Life-Course Theories
38. Pathways in the Life Course to Crime, Terrie E. Moffitt
39. A Theory of Persistent Offending and Desistance from Crime, John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson
40. The Feared Self: An Identity Theory of Desistance, Raymond Paternoster and Shawn Bushway
Part XIV. Positive Criminology
41. Social Support and Crime, Francis T. Cullen
42. Social Concern and Crime, Robert Agnew
Part XV. How Black Lives Matter: Theoretical Developments
43. A Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality, Robert J. Sampson and William Julius Wilson
44. Imprisoned Communities: Coerced Mobility Theory, Todd C. Clear
45. A Theory of African American Offending, James D. Unnever and Shaun L. Gabbidon
Part XVI. Pulling It All Together: Integrated Theories of Crime
46. Why Criminals Offend: A General Theory of Crime and Delinquency, Robert Agnew
47. Situational Action Theory, Per-Olof H. Wikstr:om
Part XVII. Putting Theory to Work: Guiding Crime Control Policy
48. Broken Windows, James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling
49. Situational Crime Prevention, Ronald V. Clarke
50. Saving Children from a Life in Crime, David Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh

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