Criminology Theory

Author: Frank P. Williams III
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317523031
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Political Science

This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review of rational choice theories, including deterrence, shaming, and routine activities. It also incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding domestic violence, drunk driving, and capital punishment, and features thought-provoking discussion of the relativity of crime. The authors explore the crime problem, its context, and causes of crime. The organization of the text reflects the fact that the etiology of crime must be at the heart of criminology. It examines contemporary efforts to redefine crime by focusing on family violence, hate crimes, white-collar misconduct with violent consequences, and other forms of human behavior often neglected by criminologists. Extensive discussion of evolving laws is included, and while the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book.

Criminological Theories

Author: Suzette Cote
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 0761925023
Release Date: 2002-03-26
Genre: Social Science

This anthology is a superb collection of 36 articles covering all of the major theories, past and present, that inform criminology today. What truly sets this volume apart is the inclusion of many articles discussing novel and often overlooked perspectives in criminological theory. In fact, many of these articles have never before been included in a reader. Each article is framed by an introductory overview (discussing the article's importance, the context for its development, and the author) and concludes with discussion questions. These articles include a thorough examination of topics such as white collar crime and developmental criminology, as well a discussions of integrated theories that consider genetics, psychology, and environmental approaches. As most journal articles are typically written for a professional audience, the original articles have been substantially edited and abridged to make them more accessible to students. The resulting reader will prove to be an invaluable resource for any undergraduate or graduate course where criminological theory plays a central role.

Victim Assistance

Author: Thomas L. Underwood, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826197744
Release Date: 2002-11-08
Genre: Social Science

Based on the acclaimed professional certificate program, Advanced Institute on Victim Studies: Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance, this book identifies core content areas essential for practitioners working with crime victims. Recognizing the multidisciplined, multisystem field that encompasses victim assistance, the contributors present a solid foundation of the varying concepts and theories on victims and victims services. The balance of the text addresses the skills and strategies needed to enhance services to victims at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Each chapter concludes with an analysis and application section, including representative scenarios and key questions for review.

Criminological theory

Author: Franklin P. Williams
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063694918
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

[This] book is about the major sociological theories of crime. While there are other approaches to the study of crime, since the 1920s criminology has been oriented toward sociology. There are, however, some comments on biological and psychological theories of crime and delinquency in the chapter on Positivism. Those comments have been expanded, in response to instructors' requests. However, [the author] still intend the book to be representative of what criminological theory has "been", because a course in criminological theory is mainly a course in history.-Pref.

Criminological theories

Author: Ronald L. Akers
Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Company
ISBN: 0935732519
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

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.

Criminological theories

Author: James F. Anderson
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
ISBN: UOM:39015051572223
Release Date: 2002-11-13
Genre: Law

Criminological Theories introduces criminal justice professionals and students to a general, but comprehensive look at criminological theories. Using professional jargon in an easy-to-read format, this book provides the reader with a clearer understanding of the insights provided by criminological theories.

Taking sides

Author: Richard C. Monk
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: IND:30000092596364
Release Date: 1996-10-30
Genre: Social Science

Encyclopedia of crime and punishment

Author: David Levinson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 076192258X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

"The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment provides the much-needed practices, policies, and research and will be of interest to students, teachers, and the general reader alike. This work should be on the shelves of all libraries with collections in the social sciences."Larry E. Sullivan, Ph.D.Chief Librarian, John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCrime. It started with Cain and Abel, and it won't end with the Sopranos. Our fascination with transgression and its punishment is universal. And now, from Sage ' the publisher of criminal justice abstracts and other standards in the field ' comes the ultimate reference source on this all-consuming subject: comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-the second.Comprehensive and balanced coverage of: Concepts and theories Correction Law Crimes Methods and statistics National surveys Organizations Police science Social and cultural contextFeatures and benefits:- 100% original content- Broader, more up-to-date coverage than any other source on the market 275 Contributors 425 Signed entries 150 Illustrations Prestigious advisory board overseeing quality 1.5 million words 250 sidebars offering key primary source documents 100 "factoids," spotlighting important, and sometimes startling, information International coverage, with focus on the contemporary United States Chronology, master bibliography, and general index Appendixes: Careers in criminal justice; Professional organizations; Guidance on using the Web to collect accurate informationEncyclopedia of Crime and Punishment covers the waterfront. Entries include: Broken windows theory Child witness Environmental crime Interpol Media Pathology Prison industry Religion in prison Securities fraud Spectator violence Television Victimization War crimes Wrongful convictionsADVISORY BOARDAnita BlowersUniversity of North Carolina, CharlotteEve BuzawaUniversity of Massachusetts, LowellRic CurtisJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeHarry DammerNiagara UniversityObi EbbeUniversity of Tennessee, ChattanoogaFrank HorvathMichigan State UniversityPhyllis SchultzeRutgers UniversityLarry SullivanJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice

African American classics in criminology criminal justice

Author: Shaun L. Gabbidon
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110406258
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

From W.E.B. Dubois through Lee Brown, this anthology provides a collection of the key articles in criminology and criminal justice written by black scholars. Available in a single volume for the first time, the articles collected in this book reflect the voices of African-American scholars and display the diversity of perspectives sought after in today's academic community. Crime in the African-American community is examined from social, economic and political perspectives, and the historical context of each article is provided by the editors. Spanning the 20th century, these works present a historical chronology of African-American views on crime and its control with theoretical perspectives that have often been tangential to mainstream scholarship.

Gangs Groups and Crime

Author: Chester G. Oehme
ISBN: UOM:39015040172945
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Social Science

The book's findings highlight the perceived scope and nature of the problem, organizational responses to the problem, the effectiveness of prevention and intervention strategies, and the perceived causes of the problem.

Women Crime and the Canadian Criminal Justice System

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062046912
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

Challenges myths about female crime in Canada. Early chapters present evidence that Canadian women and girls are not major criminal threats to safety, and later chapters explore why women and girls commit crime, feminist and other perspectives on crime by women and girls, progressive alternatives to correctional facilities, and alternative policies. Includes chapter summaries, discussion questions, and problem-solving scenarios. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR