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This latest volume in the distinguished Advances in Criminological Theory series explores the impact of this theory. Some equate it with differential association theory.

Author: Gary Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138532800

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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.
2017-09-26 By Gary Jensen

These efforts are extended in this volume, which focuses on developing, applying, and testing the theory on a variety of criminal and delinquent behaviors.

Author: Ronald L. Akers

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 0765801337

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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Social learning theory has recently been called perhaps the dominant theory of crime and delinquency in the United States. Yet the theory is often misrepresented. 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 behaviors. Chapter 1, "Macro-Micro Transitions in Criminological Theory: Taking Social Learning Global," addresses these transitions, linking social learning with macro-level, ecological or global theories. Chapters 2 and 3, "Substance Use by Korean Adolescents" and "Explaining Delinquency in Taiwan," discusses the application of social learning theory to delinquency in other cultures. Chapter 4, "Social Learning and Binge Drinking among Universities," explores the learning processes relevant to differences among universities in levels of student binge drinking. Chapter 5, "Delinquency and Depression: A Role-Taking and Social Learning Perspective," chapter 6, "A Social Learning Theory of Courtship Violence: An Empirical Test," and chapter 7, "Who's It Gonna Be-You or Me? The Potential of Social Learning Theory to Expand the Explanatory Power of the Integrated Homicide-Suicide Theory," explain gender variations in types of deviance. Chapter 8, "Development of Antisocial Behavior Across the Life-Span from a Social Interactionist Perspective: The Coercion Model," links micro-level learning processes to structured variations across the life-span. It explains the relative dominance of different types of learning mechanisms (negative vs. positive reinforcement) at different stages of development. Chapter 9, "Exploring the Relationship between Social and Non-Social Reinforcement in the Context of Social Learning Theory, " attempts to untangle these distinct learning processes. Chapter 10, "The Fence: The Qualitative Case History and Differential Association/Social Learning Theory," applies social organization-differential association theory to understanding the life history of a career offender. Chapter 11, "What Correctional Treatment Can Tell Us About Criminological Theory," reviews the applicability of social learning principles to correctional treatment programs.
2003 By Ronald L. Akers

Akers, Ronald L. 2000. Criminological Theories. Third Edition. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury. ______. 1998. Social Learning and Social Structure: A General Theory of Crime and Deviance. Boston: Northeastern University Press. ______. 1992.

Author: Gary Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351490115

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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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

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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 www.aboutobo.com.
2010-05-01 By Oxford University Press

Social learning and social structure: A general theory of crime and deviance. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press. Akers, R. L., & Cochran, J. K. (1985). Adolescent marijuana use: A test of three theories of deviant behavior.

Author: Marvin D. Krohn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441902450

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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2010-01-15 By Marvin D. Krohn

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

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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

[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

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

This is why theories of criminal behavior are neither strictly structural nor processual, although each will emphasize one or the other. Theories emphasizing social structure propose that the proportion of crimes among groups, classes, ...

Author: Ronald L. Akers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135948221

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

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

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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.

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to: • Discuss social learning theories. – Differential Association Theory – Differential Reinforcement Theory – Cultural Transmission Theory • Discuss the contentions of each theory.

Author: James R. Jones Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796096262

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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This text focuses on the history of criminology, including the major criminological epochs, the most prominent practitioners associated with each, and their contentions and contributions to the discipline. The earliest epochs, which comprise some of the initial concentrations of the text, include the Classical School of Criminology, Positivist Criminology, Sociological Criminology (also known by some as the Chicago School), Conflict Criminology, and Developmental Criminology. The manuscript will also concentrate on the ways by which crime is recorded in the United States and the strengths and weaknesses of each method. The focal point of this crime recording section of the text are on the Uniform Crime Report (UCR), National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), and Self Report Surveys. The theories of crime and delinquency that are examined are strain theory, differential association theory, conflict theory, social bonding theory, rational choice theory, social structure theory, social disorganization theory, cultural deviance theory differential association theory, differential reinforcement theory, and labeling theory. In addition, other areas of crime that are explored are gangs and crime, victimless crimes, causes of violent crime, serial killers, mass murderers, and spree killers, sexual assault, mental health and crime, rural criminology, and queer criminology. Finally, the text concludes with chapters on community/police relations and crime, theories of victimization, crime and punishment, using criminological theories to explore crime, and crime in the 21st century.
2020-04-08 By James R. Jones Ph.D.