The Positive School of Criminology

Author: Enrico Ferri
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781776529537
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Social Science

Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social, economic and environmental factors that contributed to the emergence of criminal and antisocial behavior in some people. The three lectures in this volume bring together many of Ferri's most influential ideas and theories.

Popular Culture Crime and Social Control

Author: Mathieu Deflem
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781849507332
Release Date: 2010-04-21
Genre: Social Science

Contains contributions on the theme of popular culture, crime, and social control. This title includes chapters that tease out various criminologically relevant issues, pertaining to crime/deviance and/or the control thereof, on the basis of an analysis of various aspects and manifestations of popular culture, including music, and movies.


Author: Stephen E. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781455730148
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Social 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. Comprehensive introductory textbook that looks at competing answers to the question, "Why do people commit crimes?" Student-friendly figures, features, highlights, and full-color photos. Each chapter includes learning objectives, discussion questions, and lists of key terms and concepts, key criminologists, and important legal cases. The eighth edition includes updates throughout and expanded coverage of biosocial theories of crime and life-course criminology.


Author: Stephen Eugene Brown
Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company (OH)
ISBN: 0870841130
Release Date: 1995-07
Genre: Social Science

Branch Library News

Author: New York Public Library
ISBN: UOM:39015033593834
Release Date: 1917
Genre: Classified catalogs


Author: State Library of Massachusetts
ISBN: PSU:000025179415
Release Date: 1908
Genre: Libraries