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Twenty years of testing theories: What have we learned and why? Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 27, 325-347. 2 THE CRIMINOLOGICAL ENTERPRISE IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES ...

Author: Suzette Cote

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925033

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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This book is an anthology of 34 previously published articles and book exerpts that focus on the major theories, past and present, that inform criminology today. While there are a variety of readers available in criminological theory, Cote provides a greater emphasis on some of the novel, newer theories, and some of the often overlooked theoretical perspectives - particularly the newer integrative perspectives. Additionally, an innovative section early in the book contains articles looking at the points where theory and research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice merge and diverge. Features/Benefits: · Some new perspectives not often seen in theory readers · There is a greater emphasis on issues of gender, race, and class within criminological theories and criminality giving the book a more contemporary feel. · The anthology includes and expands on topics typically neglected in other texts, namely white-collar crime; developmental criminology; new penology; postmodern and constitutive theories; and integrated theories that consider genetics, psychology, and environmental approaches. · Brief overviews introducing each article discuss the author, the article's important points, and a context for its development and value. · Discussion questions at the end of each theory section.
2002-03-19 By Suzette Cote

Moreover, such understanding is vital for those who plan to pursue specialized careers in the law or criminal justice. Virtually every policy or action taken regarding crime is based on some underlying theory or theories of crime.

Author: Ronald L. Akers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135948290

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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.
2013-07-04 By Ronald L. Akers

Related Theories * Conflict theory Critical criminology Radical criminology Instrumental Marxist theory Structural Marxist theory The new criminology Left realism Anarchist criminology Theory that takes a perspective similar to or ...

Author: Werner J. Einstadter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742542912

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

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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.

POVERTY , POWER , WHITE - COLLAR CRIME AND THE PARADOXES OF CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY * John Braithwaitet Sutherland's aspiration for a general theory of both white - collar and common crime can be pursued by focusing on inequality as an ...

Author: Marilyn D. McShane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815325096

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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

As current and more popular views lose favor , they are replaced with newer versions of the theory that they themselves replaced . The longevity of criminological theories may be due to the fact that at their core lie axioms that are ...

Author: Peter Cordella

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555532241

Category: Law

Page: 409

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An anthology of 24 essays on major developments in contemporary criminological theory
1996 By Peter Cordella

8 Situational Action Theory explanation of crime ( because it is unclear if they aim to explain the same thing ) . Some scholars have questioned whether it is possible to develop a general theory of crime . Wilson and Herrnstein ( 1985 ...

Author: Paul Mazerolle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351569507

Category: History

Page: 536

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The developmental and life-course perspective in criminology came to prominence during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s a number of theories were developed to explain offending behavior over the life-course. This volume brings together theoretical statements, empirical tests and debates of these major theories within the developmental and life-course criminology perspective. In the first section of the book, original theoretical statements are provided and this is followed by a section which includes empirical tests of each of these theories conducted by researchers other than the original theorists. The final section of the book provides a summary of the major debates both within the developmental and life-course perspective and also between this perspective and others within criminology. This comprehensive volume provides an informative overview of the developmental and life-course perspective in criminology.
2017-07-05 By Paul Mazerolle

It is important to include their works because much of the current legal approach to crime is very similar to the theory that was emerging during the 18th century . Thus , the Classical School has important policy implications .

Author: Imogene Moyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 080395851X

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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"Criminological Theories is organized in a chronological order, beginning with the 18th-century classical school - focusing on Beccaria and Bentham - and ending with the late 20th-century peacemaking perspective. In each chapter Moyer analyzes the assumptions the theorists have made about people and society and includes discussions of the cultural and historical settings in which the theories were developed, along with biographies of specific theorists and their lifetime contributions."--BOOK JACKET.
2001-07-26 By Imogene Moyer

Akers, R. L. (1994). Criminological theories: Introduction and evaluation. Los Angeles: Roxbury. Akers, R. L. (1998). Social learning and social structure: A general theory of crime and deviance. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Author: J. Robert Lilly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412981453

Category: Social Science

Page: 489

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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.
2010-11-17 By J. Robert Lilly

Scientific theories of crime can be categorized based on several important concepts, assumptions, and characteristics. To begin, most criminological theories are classified by the paradigm they emphasize.

Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781071838235

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Criminological Theory: The Essentials, Fourth Edition offers students a brief yet comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary criminologists and their theories. Putting criminological theory in context, acclaimed authors Stephen G. Tibbetts and Alex R. Piquero examine policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives to demonstrate to students the practical application of theories to contemporary social problems. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest theoretical extensions and empirical research and links have been made to specific theories and recent events, including the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as well as the coronavirus pandemic.
2022-01-11 By Stephen G. Tibbetts

If this is true the patriarchal form of masculinity can be put forward as a principal cause of acquisitive, expressive and violent crimes. The principle we are trying to establish in this chapter is that all the criminological theories ...

Author: Steve Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317800477

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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This book provides a short, comprehensive and accessible introduction to Ultra-Realism: a unique and radical school of criminological thought that has been developed by the authors over a number of years. After first outlining existing schools of thought, their major intellectual flaws and their underlying politics in a condensed guide that will be invaluable to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, Hall and Winlow introduce a number of important new concepts to criminology and suggest a new philosophical foundation, theoretical framework and research programme. These developments will enhance the discipline’s ability to explain human motivations, construct insightful representations of reality and answer the fundamental question of why some human beings risk inflicting harm on others to further their own interests or achieve various ends. Combining new philosophical and psychosocial approaches with a clear understanding of the shape of contemporary global crime, this book presents an intellectual alternative to the currently dominant paradigms of conservatism, neoclassicism and left-liberalism. In using an advanced conception of "harm", Hall and Winlow provide original explanations of criminal motivations and make the first steps towards a paradigm shift that will help criminology to illuminate the reality of our times. This book is essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of criminology, sociology, criminological theory, social theory, the philosophy of social sciences and the history of crime.
2015-05-22 By Steve Hall