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Criminological theory : a text/reader

Author: Stephen G Tibbetts; Craig Hemmens
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Criminological Theory: A Text/Reader, Third Edition", helps students understand criminological theory, with each authored section of the text enhanced by empirical research articles that put theory into context. Key criminological theories are introduced and followed by articles that show how criminological theory can be applied to current policies, challenges, and issues, making it easier for students to connect  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Tibbetts; Craig Hemmens
ISBN: 9781506367828 1506367828
OCLC Number: 1007500496
Description: xxiii, 631 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Section I: Introduction to the book: an overview of issues in criminological theory. Reading: The use and usefulness of criminology, 1751-2005: enlightened justice and its failures / Lawrence W. Sherman. --
Section II: Preclassical and classical theories of crime. Readings: On crime and punishments / Cesare Beccaria ; Media consumption and support for capital punishment / Sarah Britto and Krystal E. Noga-Styron. --
Section III: Modern applications of the classical perspective: deterrence, rational choice, and routine activities or lifestyle theories of crime. Readings: The effects of focused deterrence strategies on crime: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the empirical evidence / Anthony A. Braga and David L. Weisburd ; Specifying the direct and indirect effects of low self-control and situational factors in offenders' decision making: toward a more complete model of rational offending / Alex R. Piquero and Stephen G. Ibbetts ; Crime and public transportation: a case study of Ottaway's O-Train system. --
Section IV: Early positive school perspectives of criminality. Readings: The criminal man (L'uomo delinquente) / Cesaure Lombroso (as translated by Mary Gibson and Nicole H. Rafter) ; IQ and delinquency: the deferential detection hypothesis revisited / Ihony Yun and Julak Lee. --
Section V: Modern biosocial perspectives of criminal behavior. Readings: A theory explaining biological correlates of criminality / Lee Ellis ; Criminal behavior: the need for an integrative approach that incorporates biological influences / Laura C. Wilson and Angela Scarpa ; A life-course analysis of the criminogenic effects of maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy: a research note on the mediating impact of neuropsychological deficit / Jean Marie McGloin, Travis C. Pratt, and Alex R. Piquero --
Section VI: Early social structure and strain theories of crime. Readings: Social structure and anomie / Robert K. Merton ; Anomic strain and external constraints: a reassessment of Merton's anomie/strain theory using data from Ukraine / Olena Antonaccio, William R. Smith, and Feodor A. Gostjev ; Gender and general strain theory: a comparison of strains, mediating, and moderating effects explaining three types of delinquency / Byongook Moon and Merry Morash. --
Section VII: The Chicago School and cultural and subcultural theories of crime. Readings: Delinquency rates and community characteristics / Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay ; Social disorganization and homicide in Recife, Brazil / Débora V. S. Pereira, Caroline M. M. Moto, and Martin A. Andersen ; Peaceful warriors: code for violence among adult male bar fighters / Heith Copes, Andy Hochstetler, and Craig Forsyth. --
Section VIII: Social process and learning theories of crime. Readings: A sociological theory of criminal behavior / Edwin H. Sutherland ; A social learning theory of crime / Ronald L. Akers ; Do women and men differ in their neutralizations of corporate crime? / Lynne M. Vieraitis ... [et al.] ; Peers and delinquency among girls and boys: are sex differences in delinquency explained by peer factors? / Frank M. Weerman and Machteld Hoeve. --
Section IX: Social reaction and critical models of crime. Readings: Informal reactions and delinquency / Lening Zhang ; Neighborhood variation in police stops and searches: a test of consensus and conflict perspectives / Brian C. Renauer. --
Section X: Feminist models of crime. Readings: Patriarchy, crime, and justice: feminist criminology in an era of backlash / Meda Chesney-Lind ; The intersectional alternative: explaining female criminality / April Bernard. --
Section XI: Life-course perspectives of criminality. Readings: Criminal career paradigms: background, recent developments, and the way forward / Alex R. Piquero, David P. Farrington, and Alfred Blumstein ; Serious, violent young offenders in South Africa: are they life-course persistent offenders? / Fleur A. Souverein ... [et al.] ; Unintended consequences: policy implications of the NAS report on criminal careers and career criminals / Christy A. Visher. --
Section XII: Integrated theoretical models and new perspectives of crime. Readings: An integrated theoretical perspective on delinquent behavior / Delbert S. Elliott, Suzanne S. Ageton, and Rachelle J. Canter ; The effectiveness of reintegrative shaming and restorative justice conferences: focusing on juvenile offenders' perceptions in Australian reintegrative shaming experiments / Hee Joo Kim and Jurg Gerber ; Toward an interactional theory of delinquency / Terence P. Thornberry.
Responsibility: Stephen G. Tibbetts, California State University, San Bernardino, Craig Hemmens, Washington State University.

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"Criminological Theory: A Text/Reader, Third Edition", helps students understand criminological theory, with each authored section of the text enhanced by empirical research articles that put theory into context. Key criminological theories are introduced and followed by articles that show how criminological theory can be applied to current policies, challenges, and issues, making it easier for students to connect theory and application. -- From publisher's description.
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"It's a succinct text/reader that addresses most of the key material that would be covered in a standard criminology course." -- Julie Globokar "An authoritative, accessible and very useful Read more...

 
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