Contemporary Criminological Theory

Contemporary Criminological Theory

by Francis T. Cullen, Jr., Velmer S. Burton
     
 

The essays in this volume cover a broad range of criminal theory. Articles from sociology and law journals address images of crime and examine the intertwined relationships of gender, power, class and crime. This insightful volume illuminates the tenets of control theory, perhaps the most pressing theoretical discourse in crime theory today. By covering the

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The essays in this volume cover a broad range of criminal theory. Articles from sociology and law journals address images of crime and examine the intertwined relationships of gender, power, class and crime. This insightful volume illuminates the tenets of control theory, perhaps the most pressing theoretical discourse in crime theory today. By covering the territory of why people commit crime, in addition to how society and the law treat criminals, this volume is of use to criminologists, criminal law scholars, and psychologists.

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The Schools section of the International Library of Law and Legal Theory represents the main distinctive approaches and topics of special concern to groups of scholars. The present volume contains 17 essays selected either because they are likely to exert an enormous influence on future theoretical and empirical work, because they have been unfortunately neglected by criminologists, or because they illuminate "the most salient theme informing contemporary theoretical discourse: the relationship of control to crime." The volume is divided into six sections: images of crime; new directions in control theory; interaction, self, and crime; stratification and crime; gender, power, and crime; and reconsidering strain theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814715017
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Series:
The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory
Pages:
487
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 10.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Francis T. Cullen is Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati.

Velmer S. Burton, Jr. teaches at the Criminal Justice Center at San Houston State University.

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