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Advances in Criminological Theory
     

Advances in Criminological Theory

by William S. Laufer (Editor), Freda Adler (Editor)
 

Criminology has developed strong methodological tools over the past decades, establishing itself as a competitive and sophisticated social science. Despite and perhaps because of its emphasis on matters of design, methodology, and quantitative analysis, criminology has had few significant advances in theory. Advances in Criminological Theory is the first

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Criminology has developed strong methodological tools over the past decades, establishing itself as a competitive and sophisticated social science. Despite and perhaps because of its emphasis on matters of design, methodology, and quantitative analysis, criminology has had few significant advances in theory. Advances in Criminological Theory is the first publication exclusively dedicated to the dissemination of original work on criminological theory. It was created to overcome the neglect of theory construction and validation in existing criminological publications, as well as to further the free exchange of ideas, propositions, and postulates. This first volume of the series meets this challenge.

Contents: Marvin Wolfgang: "Introductory Remarks," William Laufer and Freda Adler: "Advances in Criminological Theory," Don M. Gottfredson: "The Structure of Criminological Theories: Mark Twin as Philosopher of Science," Austin T. Turk: "Notes on Criminology and Terrorism," Donald R. Cressey: "The Poverty of Theory in Corporate Crime Research," Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi: "A Propensity-Event Theory of Crime," C. Ray Jeffery: "An Interdisciplinary Theory of Criminal Behavior," Hans J. Eysenck: "Personality and Criminality: A Dispositional Analysis," Gideon Fishman and Simon Dinitz: "Japan: A Country with Safe Streets," Joan McCord: "Theory, Pseudo-Theory, and Meta-Theory."

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"Advances in Criminological Theory is to be applauded as an attempt to revive criminological theory by providing an accessible outlet. . . . This series has been much awaited by many in the criminological community. I believe it will live up to expectations."

—Michael J. Lynch, Florida State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887382871
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Freda Adler is distinguished professor emerita in the criminal justice program at Rutgers University, Newark. She is also a past president of the American Criminological Society. In addition to being co-editor of Transaction’s Advances in Criminological Theory series, she is the author of numerous works, including Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal and Criminology and the Criminal Justice System.

William S. Laufer is Julian Aresty Professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School; director at the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research; and professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as co-editor of Transaction’s Advances in Criminological Theory series. His writings, which focus extensively on criminal behavior and corporate criminal responsibility, have appeared in many professional journals, including American Criminal Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.

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