Criminological Theory

Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133003161
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Law

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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.

Criminological Theory

Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133512465
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Law

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This concise, up-to-date text provides student-friendly examples of all theoretical approaches that emphasize the complex relationships between 21st century social structures, cultures, and crime. Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, 4e provides students and instructors with a concise, up-to-date, and thorough discussion and explication of major criminological schools of thought. The text focuses on providing students with understandings 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 various theories examined across the chapters are illustrated through examples drawing upon contemporary cultural developments of particular interest to college age students that increase interest and engagement. Teaching and Learning Experience This book offers an accessible discussion of the major theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance and social control with an objective and neutral approach. It provides: Expanded coverage of theory development, assessment, and integration: Provides thorough yet concise coverage Theories grouped by type and subtype: Gives students an appreciation of the historical development of theoretical criminology and the significance of classical statements to contemporary perspectives Strong pedagogical support: Reinforces chapter information to ensure mastery

Criminological Theory

Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0133512371
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Genre: Law

This concise, up-to-date text provides student-friendly examples of all theoretical approaches that emphasize the complex relationships between 21st century social structures, cultures, and crime. Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, 4e provides students and instructors with a concise, up-to-date, and thorough discussion and explication of major criminological schools of thought. The text focuses on providing students with understandings 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 various theories examined across the chapters are illustrated through examples drawing upon contemporary cultural developments of particular interest to college age students that increase interest and engagement. Teaching and Learning Experience This book offers an accessible discussion of the major theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance and social control with an objective and neutral approach. It provides: Expanded coverage of theory development, assessment, and integration: Provides thorough yet concise coverage Theories grouped by type and subtype: Gives students an appreciation of the historical development of theoretical criminology and the significance of classical statements to contemporary perspectives Strong pedagogical support: Reinforces chapter information to ensure mastery

Criminological Theory

Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506367873
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology

Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470658444
Release Date: 2014-04-07
Genre: Reference

The two–volume Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology, available in print and online, is the definitive reference resource for theoretical criminology. This encyclopedia offers a state–of–the–art survey of leading theories, concepts, and key figures in the field. It combines this breadth of coverage with the authority and international perspective of an experienced team of contributors, creating a definitive reference resource for students, scholars, and professionals. Comprehensive: Broad coverage spans the origins and evolution of leading theories, major theorists, concepts, applications, and degree of empirical support for both criminology and justice Authoritative: Edited by a leading team of experts in the field and enhanced by contributions from an international group of leading criminology and criminal justice scholars International: Offers a global perspective from an international team of leading scholars, including coverage of the strong and rapidly growing body of work on criminology in Europe and other areas Wide–ranging: Includes coverage of theories of justice, crime, applied criminology, and traditional and alternative criminological theories Multi–format: Publishing simultaneously as a two–volume print set and via Wiley Online Library; visit www.theoreticalcriminology.com for further details

Classics of Criminology

Author: Joseph E. Jacoby
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 1577667360
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

Joined by co-editors Theresa Severance and Alan Bruce, Joseph Jacoby continues to provide classic scholarly works on criminology in their original form, allowing readers to share in the discovery and unfolding of powerful ideas in the authors' own words. These writings from over the past two centuries represent the most influential approaches to, explanations of, and social responses to crime. The Fourth Edition offers seventy-five selections, thirteen of which are new to this edition. Included in this comprehensive volume are both authors whose work is widely recognized as significant in itself, and authors whose work substantially influenced the thinking of subsequent scholars. This inclusive collection is organized into three sections, each of which opens with a brief editorial introduction to provide context. Section I, The Classic Descriptions of Crime, contains writings whose primary contribution is descriptive, although they also offer important theoretical insights. These works illuminate with great clarity certain aspects of the phenomenon of crime. Section II, Theories of Causation of Crime, covers over two centuries of theorizing about the causes of crime. Most of these writings are specifically about crime, although some emphasize larger social issues that have direct implications for criminology. Section III, The Social Response to Crime, includes writings that variously describe, theorize about, or advocate specific social responses to crime. Some of the best works on the criminal justice process as it operates internally and as it functions in its social setting are included here

Criminological Theory

Author: Francis T. Cullen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195389557
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

In the thoroughly updated fourth edition of this anthology, Francis T. Cullen and Robert Agnew take readers on an excursion from past to present, reviewing classic and contemporary theories of crime. The editors frame each individual reading with a brief introduction, providing students with a useful "road map" as they explore the ongoing intellectual developments, diverse views, and continuing debates in the field of criminology.

Understanding Parricide

Author: Kathleen M. Heide
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195176667
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Psychology

Understanding Parricide is the most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the reasons behind the killings. Understanding Parricide includes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, and follow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.

Paradoxes of Police Work

Author: Douglas W. Perez
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435496828
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Through the eyes of a former police officer, Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition leads the reader through the policies and inherent contradictions of law enforcement as described with real cop experiences and realities. In tell it like it is fashion, this book offers examples of real-life situations that occur constantly in the day-to-day operations of routine patrol and offers glimpses into the frustrations and stresses of law enforcement careers. Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition tackles subjects that many academic texts and field books too often ignore. Controversial issues are often glossed over in other books, but their importance cannot be dismissed. Confronting them can lead to a better understanding of the profession, which can in turn create better professionals. Whether the book is used as a reader to support an academic course or in law enforcement training, the thought-provoking and insightful topic coverage clarifies the paradoxes in modern police work. Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition is strongly suggested for introductory courses and academies, as well as for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory

Author: Robert M. Bohm
Publisher:
ISBN: 161163685X
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Social Science

The fourth edition of A Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory is substantially less expensive than earlier editions and has been reformatted with a much more user-friendly layout. The primary purpose for writing this edition, however, has not changed since the first edition: to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a relatively brief but comprehensive exposition of crime and delinquency theories. The book should prove useful either as a primary text (with or without instructor supplements) or as a supplement to other texts, anthologies, or collections of journal articles.As noted in the first three editions of this book, although many fine criminological texts are on the market, none of them precisely provides the material in a manner that the authors believe students of crime and delinquency theory ought to receive. For example, some texts contain much more material than ever can be covered satisfactorily within the time constraints of an academic semester or quarter. Consequently, instructors are forced to ignore some theories or offer a superficial rendering of some of the theories that they do present. With this slim volume, instructors need not worry about such time constraints but still can be confident that they are presenting a reasonably comprehensive description. Some texts focus only on one or another theoretical perspective and thus ignore the rich multidisciplinary nature of crime and delinquency theory. For example, many criminological texts present only sociological theories, or, when other theories are examined, they are given short shrift. This text, though brief, is comprehensive and multidisciplinary in its scope.Few of the available criminological texts provide an adequate introduction to theory. For example, conspicuously missing from these texts are discussions of the critically important issues of the philosophical assumptions on which all theories are based and how theories can be judged in relation to each other. This book rectifies each of those omissions. Also, although other texts present descriptions of the theories, few of them identify the policy implications that are either explicit or implicit in all theories. A major feature of this book is the description of the policy implications of the theories. Perhaps most importantly, very few of the available texts incorporate a comprehensive critique of the theories. Again, a principal feature of this book is a thorough critique of each of the theories.

Introductory Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Jon L. Proctor
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060991135
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

The science of criminal justice has seen expansive growth over the past decade, and new standards have been set by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. This book makes statistical concepts digestible using Microsoft Excel, the software most likely to be used in the workplace, versus more sophisticated packages. Focuses on basic techniques, computations, and practical applications rather than on technical explanations and overly advanced techniques. Offers real and hypothetical examples throughout. Presents in each chapter a problem and solution that introduces the topic to be discussed, and defines and illustrates the relevant statistical procedures.An accessible reference for novices as well as criminal justice practitioners.

Criminology Justice Series

Author: Frank Schmalleger
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134548647
Release Date: 2017-01-04
Genre: Law

For courses in Criminology Brief. Affordable. Visual. Criminology provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at criminology that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on the core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field. The Fourth Edition includes updated statistics, an entirely new chapter on victims and victimization, revised Learning Outcomes, and new Putting Criminology to Work boxes which examine evidence-based evaluations of a number of important crime prevention programs. Criminology, Fourth Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Family Theories

Author: James M. White
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483321691
Release Date: 2014-02-19
Genre: Social Science

The Fourth Edition of James M. White, David M. Klein, and Todd F. Martin’s best-selling Family Theories: An Introduction offers a thorough and accessible approach to the most current perspectives in family theory. Rich in detail yet exceptionally concise, the text's analytical structure draws from such major theoretical frameworks as social exchange and choice, symbolic-interaction, family life course development, systems, conflict, feminism, and ecology to explain variation in families. Thoroughly updated, this new edition helps readers connect theory to everyday life.

Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods

Author: Wesley G. Jennings
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454833062
Release Date: 2014-02-24
Genre: Law

This book was written for the many criminology and criminal justice students who are skeptical that research methods will be relevant to their future careers as police or parole officers or defense or prosecuting lawyers. Understanding research goals and methods is essential to successful and effective work in these fields, and this engaging, direct, and, at times, humorous text demonstrates that importance and helps prepare students for that effectiveness and success. Jennings and Reingle offer clear, practical introductions, with extensive, compelling examples, to the essential classical research methods, including ethics, measurement, surveys, secondary data analysis, and sampling, along with emerging new approaches, such as case-control and longitudinal designs and experiments in criminology and criminal justice settings. With its focus on research design, this text provides the information most useful to students as future research consumers, rather than specialized analysts, of research data. The authors' scenario-based treatments of real-world situations and applications facilitate understanding of the full range of criminological and criminal justice research methods and illustrate the usefulness of that understanding for implementing and employing evidence-based policies in whatever agencies or roles students work in or engage with in their future careers. Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods offers: A dynamic, authoritative author team professionally involved in theoretical, methodological, empirical, and practical evaluations and applications of criminology and criminal justice research methods A practical, real-world focus on the methodologies most useful in daily criminal justice practice Comprehensive coverage of classical and cutting-edge criminological and criminal justice research methods, including ethics in research, measurement, survey construction and use, secondary data analysis, sampling, and experimental, longitudinal, case-control, and qualitative study design A separate chapter on and frequent, integrated references throughout the text to maintaining an ethical approach to treatment of participants and use of data Interesting, accessible, direct writing, with each chapter building on real-world scenarios to elucidate the nature and applications of research methods Extensive pedagogy in each chapter, from a summary of important concepts, definitions of key terms, and review questions to resources for more in-depth study, including lists of useful websites and references A full range of comprehensive, flexible instructional and learning materials online at

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118451779
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Political Science

Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading