Criminological Theory : A Text/Reader

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-15
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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This book provides the best of both worlds- authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings covering criminological theory from past to present and beyond. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies and state-of-the-art research.Key Features" Begins with an introductory chapter that presents a succinct overview of criminological theory, and briefly describes the organization and content of the book" Features 'How to Read a Research Article'-a perfect introduction to understanding how real-world research is organized and delivered in the journal literature" Includes a 'mini-chapter' for each Section, with figures and tables that present basic concepts and provide a background for the Readings that follow" Provides key terms, web resources, and thought-provoking discussion questions for each Section, along with questions for each Reading to help students develop their critical thinking skills" Instructor Resources on CD include a test bank, PowerPoint slides for each section, classroom activities, and more." A Student study site provides additional articles, self-study quizzes, e-flashcards, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Overview of Issues in Criminological Theory
How to Read a Research Article
The Use and Usefulness of Criminology, 1751-2005: Enlightened Justice and its Failures, Sherman
Pre-Classical and Classical Theories of Crime
The Social Contract, Rousseau
On Crimes and Punishments, Beccaria
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Bentham
Modern Applications of the Classical Perspective: Deterrence, Rational Choice, Routine Activities, and Lifestyle Theories of Crime
Capital Punishment and Deterrence: Examining the Effect of Executions on Murder in Texas
Specifying the Direct and Indirect Effects of Low Self Control and Situational Factors in Decision Making
Hot Spots of Predatory Crime: Routine Activities and the Criminology of Place
The Impact of Neighborhoods, Schools, and Malls on the Spatial Distribution of Property Damage
Specifying the Influence of Family and Peers on Violent Victimization
Early Positive School Perspectives of Criminality
The Murderous Dutch Fiddler, Rafter
Criminal Man
The Contribution of Family Adversity and Verbal IQ to Criminal Behavior
Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior
A Meta Analysis of the Gene Crime Relationship
A Theory Explaining Biological Correlates of Criminality
Neuroimaging Studies of Aggressive and Violent Behavior
A Life-Course Analysis of the Criminogenic Effects of Maternal Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy
Early Social Structure and Strain Theories of Crime
Social Structure and Anomie
There's a Darkness on the Edge of Town
Crime and the American Dream
Building on the Foundation of General Strain Theory
The Chicago School and Cultural/Subcultural Theories of Crime
Delinquency Rates and Community Characteristics
Replicating Sampson and Grove's Test of Social Disorganization Theory
The Subculture of Violence
The Code of the Streets
Social Process/Learning Theories of Crime
A Theory of Crime: Differential Association
A Social Learning Theory of Crime
Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency
Examining the Role of Differential Association and Techniques of Neutralization in Explaining Corporate Crime
Scared Kids, Unattached Kids, Or Peer Pressure: Why do Students Carry Firearms to School? May
Self Control and Social Bonds
Social Reaction, Critical, and Feminist Models of Crime
Informal Reactions and Delinquency
Marx, Engels, and Bonger on Crime and Social Control
Policing the Ghetto Underclass
Feminism and Criminology
Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Crime
Life-Course Perspective of Criminality
The Influence of Gender, Low Birth Weight, and Disadvantaged Environment in Predicting Early Onset of Offending
Criminal Career Paradigm
Integrated Theoretical Models and New Perspectives of Crime
Strategies and Requisites for Theoretical Integration in the Study of Crime and Deviance
Separate and Unequal is Better
An Integrated Theoretical Perspective on Delinquent Behavior
An Exploratory Test of Braithwaite's Reintegrative Shaming Theory
Toward an Interactional Theory of Delinquency
Applying Criminological Theory to Policy
Crime and Public Policy
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