Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application / Edition 5

Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application / Edition 5

by Ronald A. Akers, Ronald L. Akers, Christine S. Sellers
     
 

With a focus on empirical evaluation and practical application, Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application, Sixth Edition, helps students draw connections between criminological theory and practical applications.

In clear, engaging language, authors Ronald L. Akers and Christine S. Sellers explore each principal criminological theory

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With a focus on empirical evaluation and practical application, Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application, Sixth Edition, helps students draw connections between criminological theory and practical applications.

In clear, engaging language, authors Ronald L. Akers and Christine S. Sellers explore each principal criminological theory using a three-part analysis:

* An Introduction presents a succinct exposition of the theory's central concepts, assertions, and hypotheses.
* Next, an Evaluation provides a detailed critique of the theory, with an emphasis on empirical validity.
* Finally, an Application extends the evaluation to determine each theory's relevance, as well as its potential for controlling and preventing crime and delinquency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195332520
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/26/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction to Criminological Theory
2. Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories
3. Biological and Biosocial Theories
4. Psychological Theories
5. Social Learning Theory
6. Social Bonding and Control Theories
7. Labeling and Reintegrative Shaming Theory
8. Social Disorganization Theory: Social Structure, Communities, and Crime
9. Anomie and Strain Theories
10. Conflict Theory
11. Marxist Theories
12. Radical and Critical Theories
13. Feminist Theories
14. Integrating Criminological Theories
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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