Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: Marilyn D. McShane,Franklin P. Williams
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780815325093
ISBN 13: 0815325096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: J. Robert Lilly,Francis T. Cullen,Richard A. Ball
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN 10: 141298145X
ISBN 13: 9781412981453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, this Fifth Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common sense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. This thoroughly revised edition covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context and now includes new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

The Handbook of Criminological Theory

The Handbook of Criminological Theory
Author: Alex R. Piquero
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN 10: 1118512383
ISBN 13: 9781118512388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Criminological Theory Book Review:

An indispensable resource for all levels, this handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology. Provides original, cutting-edge, and in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology Covers the origins and assumptions behind each theory, explores current debates and research, points out knowledge gaps, and offers directions for future research Encompasses theory, research, policy, and practice, with recommendations for further reading at the end of each essay Features discussions of broad issues and topics related to the field, such as the correlates of crime, testing theory, policy, and prediction Clearly and accessibly written by leading scholars in the field as well as up-and-coming scholars

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: George E. Higgins,Catherine D. Marcum
Publsiher: Wolters Kluwer
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 145486138X
ISBN 13: 9781454861386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

Criminological Theory provides easy access to criminological theory through simplicity in writing, drawing the theories, and providing summary statements of the theory. The purpose of this book is to bring criminological theory to non-abstract thinker by presenting the theories in a manner that is easy to understand written in everyday language. Features: The book provides an extensive discussion of the historical background of the theory, as well as its current manifestations. Modern day examples and case studies are presented so students can understand the application of the theory. Broad coverage, including deterrence and rational choice theory, biological and biosocial theories, psychological theories, social bonding and control theories, labeling theory, social structure theory, anomie and strain theories, conflict theories, feminist theory, and integrated theory. The text can be used as a main text or supplement, and has a flexible approach useful for a wide range of courses. An understandable and accessible structure, and helpful charts and figures, enhance the text.

Criminological Theory in Context

Criminological Theory in Context
Author: John Martyn Chamberlain
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN 10: 1473916763
ISBN 13: 9781473916760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory in Context Book Review:

This book provides a lively, concise and definitive introduction to the study of the causes of crime. Authoritative yet accessible, it offers a guide to the historical development of criminology as an academic discipline and in doing so: presents an overview of a range of different theories of crime, including classical, biological, psychological and sociological approaches analyses the strengths and weaknesses of each theory discussed provides chapter overview boxes and key summary points helps you to take your studies further with self-study tasks and suggestions for further reading. In covering key theoretical positions and placing them in their historical context, Criminological Theory in Context is perfect for students taking introductory courses in criminological theory.

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: J. Mitchell Miller,Christopher J. Schreck,Richard A. Tewksbury
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2010-03
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105134498729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, Third Edition, offers an accessible discussion of the major theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance, and social control with an objective and neutral approach. The text provides students with an understanding of not only what the central tenets are of criminological theories but also focuses on providing real-life examples and implications for criminal justice policy and practice.

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory
Author: Eugene McLaughlin,Tim Newburn
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2010-07-21
ISBN 10: 1412920388
ISBN 13: 9781412920384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory Book Review:

An indispensable international resource, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory provides readers with a clear overview of criminological theory, enabling them to reflect critically upon the traditional, emergent and desirable theoretical positions of the discipline.This handbook is essential for libraries and scholars of all levels studying the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of criminology.

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts,Craig Hemmens
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2009-10-15
ISBN 10: 1412950376
ISBN 13: 9781412950374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

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.

Taking Stock

Taking Stock
Author: Francis T. Cullen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351487035
ISBN 13: 9781351487030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Stock Book Review:

Criminology is in a period of much theoretical ferment. Older theories have been revitalized, and newer theories have been set forth. Th e very richness of our thinking about crime, however, leads to questions about the relative merits of these competin paradigms. Accordingly, in this volume advocates of prominent theories are asked to "take stock" of their perspectives. Th eir challenge is to assess the empirical status of their theory and to map out future directions for theoretical development.

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: J. Robert Lilly,Francis T. Cullen,Richard A. Ball
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN 10: 1506387292
ISBN 13: 9781506387291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

Updated Edition of a Best-Seller! Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences moves readers beyond a commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The Seventh Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible, and thoroughly revised text covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. It includes new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

An Introduction to Criminological Theory
Author: Roger Hopkins Burke
Publsiher: Willan Pub
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000100603301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Criminological Theory Book Review:

This second edition of An Introduction to Criminological Theory comprises a substantially revised and expanded, comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory worldwide. Each chapter has been revised to take account of recent theoretical developments; the enduring validity of established theories has been explored through application to crucial contemporary criminological issues such as hate crimes; an extra chapter has been included on the traditional positivist approach to female criminality; and the continuing relationship between government, criminal justice policy and.

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 9781506367897
ISBN 13: 1506367895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

Criminological Theory: The Essentials, Third Edition offers you a brief yet comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary criminologists and their theories. Putting criminological theory in context, acclaimed author Stephen G. Tibbetts examines policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives to demonstrate to you the practical application of theories to contemporary social problems. New to the Third Edition: A new chapter dedicated entirely to feminist perspectives (Chapter 10) introduces you to feminist models of crime while underscoring the importance of examining the related research. Case studies that examine offender motives are now included to help you apply the theories discussed to interesting and memorable examples. Policy is now integrated into each section to allow you to see the practical policy implications of each theory. Coverage of critical topics has been expanded throughout to introduce you to important issues, such as the influence of employment on criminal behavior, the success of school programs in reducing delinquent behavior, and federal sentencing guidelines in regard to crack versus powder cocaine. Statistics, graphs, and tables have all been updated to demonstrate the most recent trends in criminology.

Criminological Theories

Criminological Theories
Author: Ronald L. Akers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN 10: 1135948224
ISBN 13: 9781135948221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theories Book Review:

In Criminological Theories, the noted criminologist Ronald Akers provides thorough description, discussion, and appraisal of the leading theories of crime/delinquent behavior and law/criminal justice - the origin and history of each theory and its contemporary developments and adherents. Akers offers a clear explanation of each theory (the central concepts and hypotheses of each theory as well as critical criteria for evaluating each theory in terms of its empirical validity). Researchers and librarians, as well as general readers, will find this book a very useful tool and will applaud its clear and understandable exposition of abstract concepts.

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory
Author: Francis T. Cullen,Pamela Wilcox
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1412959187
ISBN 13: 9781412959186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory Book Review:

'Consistently excellent.... The level and coverage of the content make this an invaluable reference for students studying criminology or taking criminal psychology modules at degree level and beyond' - Adam Tocock, Reference Reviews In discussing a criminology topic, lecturers and course textbooks often toss out names of theorists or make a sideways reference to a particular theory and move on, as if assuming their student audience possesses the necessary background to appreciate and integrate the reference. However, university reference librarians can tell you this is often far from the case. Students often approach them seeking a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory or theorist with just the basics - the who, what, where, how and why, if you will. And reference librarians often find it difficult to guide these students to a quick, one-stop source. In response, SAGE Reference is publishing the two-volume Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, available in both print and electronic formats. This serves as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary criminological theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, it also offers essays on cutting-edge research as one might find in a handbook. And, like an unabridged dictionary, it provides concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Coverage will include: contexts and concepts in criminological theory the social construction of crime policy implications of theory diversity and intercultural contexts conflict theory rational choice theories conservative criminology feminist theory.

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: Werner J. Einstadter,Stuart Henry
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780742542914
ISBN 13: 0742542912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Review:

Designed for upper-level senior and graduate criminological theory courses, this text thoroughly examines the ideas and assumptions underlying each major theoretical perspective in criminology. It lays bare theorists' ideas about human nature, social structure, social order, concepts of law, crime and criminals, the logic of crime causation and the policies and criminal justice practices that follow from these premises. The book provides students with a clear critical, analytic overview of criminological theory that enable enformed evaluative comparisons among different theorists.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

The  Oxford  Handbook of Criminological Theory
Author: Pamela Wilcox
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0190457074
ISBN 13: 9780190457075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory Book Review:

Criminological theory texts typically follow a conventional format. Diverse writings are neatly packaged into schools of thought, which are given clear labels and conveyed a chapter at a time, with topics like control theory in one chapter and strain theory in another. The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory takes a different approach across the criminological landscape. The volume is organized not around schools of thought but around themes that shape much thinking about and research on crime. This more unconventional approach seeks to show that criminological theory is not static but dynamic. In fact, most prominent scholars do not spend their time commenting upon and retesting theoretical propositions that have existed for many years. Rather, they move into more novel areas--areas often located in the interstitial junctures between more traditional theories. This Oxford Handbook presents a series of essays that captures not the past of criminology, but where theoretical explanation is headed. As a result, the volume is replete with new ideas, discussions of substantive topics with salient theoretical implications, and reviews and interpretations of literatures that illuminate promising avenues along which theory and research should evolve. Special attention is paid to how criminal participation is shaped intimately by individual traits, diverse social contexts, the situations in which the choice of crime is made, and exposure to coercive experiences. Each chapter can be read on its own--as furnishing an important analysis of a given theoretical issue--yet read as a whole, The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory offers a unique and deep understanding of criminology at its cutting edge.

The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts

The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts
Author: Avi Brisman,Eamonn Carrabine,Nigel South
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 1317593510
ISBN 13: 9781317593515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts Book Review:

A comprehensive one-stop reference text, The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts (the ‘Companion’) will find a place on every bookshelf, whether it be that of a budding scholar or a seasoned academic. Comprising over a hundred concise and authoritative essays written by leading scholars in the field, this volume explains in a clear and inviting way the emergence, context, evolution and current status of key criminological theories and conceptual themes. The Companion is divided into six historical and thematic parts, each introduced by the editors and containing a selection of accessible and engaging short essays written specifically for this text: Foundations of criminological thought and contemporary revitalizations The emergence and growth of American criminology From appreciation to critique Late critical criminologies and new directions Punishment and security Geographies of crime Comprehensive cross-referencing between entries will provide the reader with signposts to later developments, to critiques and to associated theoretical developments explored within the book, and lists of further reading in every entry will encourage independent thinking and study. This book is an essential reference work for criminology students at all levels and is the perfect companion for courses on criminological theory.

Essentials of Criminological Theory

Essentials of Criminological Theory
Author: L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.,Howard Abadinsky
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10: 1478633883
ISBN 13: 9781478633884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Criminological Theory Book Review:

This concise textbook introduces students to multidisciplinary theories about why people commit crime. Winfree and Abadinsky strive to make the study of crime and justice as clear, concise, current, and consumable as possible. Tracing the evolution of theories and their influence on research today, the authors provide a solid foundation for students to understand the role theory plays in criminal justice practices. The first nine chapters explore various types of theories, providing the historical context and the basic assumptions each theory makes about human behavior, the causal arguments, and what criminologists have learned from testing the theories. The theory as originally proposed may have gone through a metamorphosis. Change is an important—and exciting—aspect of crime theory. Ideas that attempt to describe, explain, predict, and possibly control a specific behavior sometimes remain as originally conceived and sometimes evolve to something quite different. The final chapter explores the ways the various theories influence criminal justice policy, focusing on law enforcement. To help readers assimilate and synthesize the essentials of criminological theory, each chapter contains learning objectives, boxed material to stimulate critical thinking, bulleted summary points, key terms, and critical review questions. There are marginal notes throughout the text to highlight concepts, as well as a comprehensive glossary for easy review of important terms.

Technocrime and Criminological Theory

Technocrime and Criminological Theory
Author: Kevin F. Steinmetz,Matt R. Nobles
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 1498745598
ISBN 13: 9781498745598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technocrime and Criminological Theory Book Review:

Cybercrime, computer crime, Internet crime, and technosecurity have been of increasing concern to citizens, corporations, and governments since their emergence in the 1980s. Addressing both the conventional and radical theories underlying this emerging criminological trend, including feminist theory, social learning theory, and postmodernism, this text paves the way for those who seek to tackle the most pertinent areas in technocrime. Technocrime and Criminological Theory challenges readers to confront the conflicts, gaps, and questions faced by both scholars and practitioners in the field. This book serves as an ideal primer for scholars beginning to study technocrime or as a companion for graduate level courses in technocrime or deviance studies.

New Directions in Criminological Theory

New Directions in Criminological Theory
Author: Steve Hall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1843929147
ISBN 13: 9781843929147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in Criminological Theory Book Review:

Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University, UK.He is the co-author of Violent Night (Berg, 2006), his recent co-authored book Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture (Willan/Routledge, 2008) has been described as ' an important landmark in criminology' and he is also the author of Theorizing Crime and Deviance: A New Perspective (Sage, 2012).