Search Results for social-learning-theories-of-crime

Social Learning Theory and the Explanation of Crime: A Guide for the New Century Ronald L. Akers and Gary F. Jensen Over thirty-five years ago, Robert L. Burgess and Ronald L. Akers (1966), the senior editor of this volume, published “A ...

Author: Gary Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351490115

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

View: 852

Social learning theory has been called the dominant theory of crime and delinquency in the United States, yet it is often misrepresented. This latest volume in the distinguished Advances in Criminological Theory series explores the impact of this theory. Some equate it with differential association theory. Others depict it as little more than a micro-level appendage to cultural deviance theories. There have been earlier attempts to clarify the theory's unique features in comparison to other theories, and others have applied it to broader issues. These efforts are extended in this volume, which focuses on developing, applying, and testing the theory on a variety of criminal and delinquent behavior. It applies the theory to treatment and prevention, moving social learning into a global context for the twenty-first century. This comprehensive volume includes the latest work, tests, and theoretical advances in social learning theory and will be particularly helpful to criminologists, sociologists, and psychologists. It may also be of interest to those concerned with current issues relating to delinquency, drug use/abuse, and drinking/alcohol abuse.
2017-07-28 By Gary Jensen

In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need.

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199803641

Category: Social Science

Page: 16

View: 442

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit
2010-05-01 By Oxford University Press

Social learning theories focus on adequate socialization toward the incorrect norms and values . In other words , children are indeed socialized , but they are socialized to accept criminal norms and values .

Author: Gennaro F. Vito

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763730017

Category: Law

Page: 496

View: 510

Across America, crime is a consistent public concern. The authors have produced a comprehensive work on major criminological theories, combining classical criminology with new topics, such as Internet crime and terrorism. The text also focuses on how criminology shapes public policy.
2006 By Gennaro F. Vito

[On the contrary] the evidence is fully consistent with the view that criminal, deviant, sinful, and reckless behavior ... in another) that social learning theory does truly invoke consequences of behavior in its explanation of crime, ...

Author: Erich Goode

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804758192

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 579

A supplemental textbook that examines the self-control theory of crime from a range of perspectives, both supportive and critical.
2008 By Erich Goode

The readings selected for this volume reveal the historical development of social learning theory, from its origins to its further incorporation of social structure as the context within which criminal behavior is learned.

Author: Christine Sharon Sellers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 0754629678

Category: Social Science

Page: 447

View: 626

The readings selected for this volume reveal the historical development of social learning theory, from its origins to its further incorporation of social structure as the context within which criminal behavior is learned. The essays emphasize the theory's foundations in both symbolic interactionism and behaviorism and reflect that at its core the theory remains true to its origins in sociology. The theory is also shown to be an explanation of the gamut of deviant behaviors ranging from gang activities to drug use and from coercive sex to terrorism.

Now available in paperback, with a new introduction by the author, this volume will be invaluable to professionals and for use in courses in criminology and deviance.

Author: Ronald Akers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351490146

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 116

The social learning theory of crime integrates Edwin H. Sutherland's diff erential association theory with behavioral learning theory. It is a widely accepted and applied approaches to criminal and deviant behavior. However, it is also widely misinterpreted, misstated, and misapplied.This is the fi rst single volume, in-depth, authoritative discussion of the background, concepts, development, modifications, and empirical tests of social learning theory. Akers begins with a personal account of Sutherland's involvement in criminology and the origins of his infl uential perspective. He then traces the intellectual history of Sutherland's theory as well as social learning theory, providing a comprehensive explanation of how each theory approaches illegal behavior. Akers reviews research on various correlates and predictors of crime and delinquency that may be used as operational measures of differential association, reinforcement, and other social learning concepts.Akers proposes a new, integrated theory of social learning and social structure that links group diff erences in crime to individual conduct. He concludes with a cogent discussion of the implications of social learning theory for criminology and public policy. Now available in paperback, with a new introduction by the author, this volume will be invaluable to professionals and for use in courses in criminology and deviance.
2017-07-28 By Ronald Akers

Second, they caution against the tendency in the criminological literature to truncate social learning theory into the simple proposition that: associating with peers—as measured by the number of delinquent friends one has—causes crime.

Author: Francis T. Cullen

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412808569

Category: Law

Page: 468

View: 251

Criminology is in a period of much theoretical ferment. Older theories have been revitalized, and newer theories have been set forth. The very richness of our thinking about crime, however, leads to questions about the relative merits of these competing paradigms. Accordingly, in this volume advocates of prominent theories are asked to "take stock" of their perspectives. Their challenge is to assess the empirical status of their theory and to map out future directions for theoretical development. The volume begins with an assessment of three perspectives that have long been at the core of criminology: social learning theory, control theory, and strain theory. Drawing on these traditions, two major contemporary macro-level theories of crime have emerged and are here reviewed: institutional-anomie theory and collective efficacy theory. Critical criminology has yielded diverse contributions discussed in essays on feminist theories, radical criminology, peacemaking criminology, and the effects of racial segregation. The volume includes chapters examining Moffitt's insights on life-course persistent/adolescent-limited anti-social behavior and Sampson and Laub's life-course theory of crime. In addition, David Farrington provides a comprehensive assessment of the adequacy of the leading developmental and life-course theories of crime. Finally, Taking Stock presents essays that review the status of perspectives that have direct implications for the use of criminological knowledge to control crime. Taken together, these chapters provide a comprehensive update of the field's leading theories of crime. The volume will be of interest to criminological scholars and will be ideal for classroom use in courses reviewing contemporary theories of criminal behavior.
2008-12-01 By Francis T. Cullen

LEARNING. THEORY. OF. CRIME. RONALD. L. AKERS. EEDDIITTOORR''SS IINNTTRROODDUUCCTTIIOONN——Akers's social learning involves a reformulation and extension of Sutherland's differential association theory.

Author: Suzette Cote

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925033

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 911

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

The Effect of Learning on Crime in Social Learning Theory Within social learning theory, crime is no different from any other act and man, having no natural tendency with regard to crime, is free to learn or unlearn a propensity toward ...

Author: Chester L. Britt

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412809009

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 486

For the past twenty to thirty years, control theories of crime have been at the center of theoretical development in criminology. Key to the control theory perspective is the notion that crime is an inherently individual act, and its explanation requires that we focus on the characteristics of individuals who commit crimes. Consequently, control theory focuses on such issues as self-control and social control. The contributions to this volume explicate and extend the application of control theory. It is divided into three general areas. Part 1 focuses on key assumptions and components of control theories. Contributors discuss the notion of learning, or socialization, in the context of control theory and the effects that families, peers, and the criminal justice system have on self-control, social ties, and criminal behavior. Part 2 applies control theory to areas typically assumed to be out of the domain of self-control theory and social control theory, such as gender differences in crime, domestic violence, and group crime. Considering control theory's emphasis on explaining individual criminal acts, these chapters suggest an interesting area of development by highlighting the possibility that differences in crime across or within groups may begin with individual characteristics and then making inferences about groups and group processes. Part 3 approaches the explanation of crime cross-nationally and at the macro-level. Although the authors take different approaches, they all illustrate that a theory of crime does not require culture-specific elements in order to be a valid cross-cultural explanation. Contributors to this volume include: Robert Agnew, Todd Armstrong, Leana Allen Bouffard, Augustine Brannigan, Chester Britt, Barbara Costello, Maja Dekovic, Matt DeLisi, Michael Gottfredson, Henriette Haas, Kelly H. Hardwick, Travis Hirschi, Marianne Junger, Martin Killias, Helen Mederer, Kevin Thompson, and Alexander Vazsonyi.
2011-12-31 By Chester L. Britt

Calling on learning theory to explain juvenile delinquency, as I have done in this section, is not unique. Social learning theories have suggested that delinquency follows the learning of attitudes conducive to crime (e.g., ...

Author: KevinM. Beaver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351573610

Category: History

Page: 522

View: 323

Biosocial criminology is an emerging perspective that highlights the interdependence between genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of antisocial behaviors. However, given that biosocial criminology has only recently gained traction among criminologists, there has not been any attempt to compile some of the "classic" articles on this topic. Beaver and Walsh's edited volume addresses this gap in the literature by identifying some of the most influential biosocial criminological articles and including them in a single resource. The articles covered in this volume examine the connection between genetics and crime, evolutionary psychology and crime, and neuroscience and crime. This volume will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the causes of crime from a biosocial criminological perspective.
2017-07-05 By KevinM. Beaver