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Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences / Edition 4

by J. Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, Richard A. Ball
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412936322

ISBN-13: 9781412936323

Pub. Date: 12/19/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Fourth Edition of this highly successful text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common-sense understandings of crime by providing a rich introduction to how major scholars analyze crime. Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences, Fourth Edition shows the real-world relevance of theory by illuminating how ideas about crime play a prominent role in

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The Fourth Edition of this highly successful text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common-sense understandings of crime by providing a rich introduction to how major scholars analyze crime. Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences, Fourth Edition shows the real-world relevance of theory by illuminating how ideas about crime play a prominent role in shaping crime-control policies and compelling students to apply theories to the contemporary milieu.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412936323
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/19/2006
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Context and Consequences of Theory
Theory in Social Context
Theory and Policy: Ideas Have Consequences
Context, Theory, and Policy: Plan of the Book
2. The Search for the “Criminal Man”
Spiritualism
The Classical School: Criminal as Calculator
The Positivist School: Criminal as Determined
The Consequence of Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
3. Rejecting Individualism: The Chicago School
The Chicago School of Criminology: Theory in Context
Shaw and Mc Kay's Theory of Juvenile Delinquency
Sutherland’s Theory of Differential Association
The Chicago School’s Criminological Legacy
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
4. Crime in American Society: Anomie and Strain Theories
Merton’s Strain Theory
Status Discontent and Delinquency
The Criminological Legacy of Strain Theory
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
5. Society as Insulation: The Origins of Control Theory
Forerunners of Control Theory
Early Control Theories
Reckless’s Containment Theory
Sykes and Matza: Neutralization and Drift Theory
Control Theory in Context
6. The Complexity of Control: Hirschi’s Two Theories and Beyond
Hirschi’s First Theory: Social Bonds and Delinquency
Hirschi’s Second Theory: Self-Control and Crime
The Complexity of Control
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
7. The Irony of State Intervention: Labeling Theory
The Social Construction of Crime
Labeling as Criminogenic: Creating Career Criminals
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
Extending Labeling Theory
Conclusion
8. Social Power and the Construction of Crime: Conflict Theory
Forerunners of Conflict Theory
Theory in Context: The Turmoil of the 1960s
Varieties of Conflict Theory
Consequences of Conflict Theory
Conclusion
9. New Directions in Critical Theory
Modernity and Postmodernity
Postmodern Criminological Thought: The End of Grand Narratives?
Looking Back at Early British and European Influences
Left Realism
The New Criminology Revisited
The New European Criminology
Cultural Criminology
Convict Criminology
Conclusion
10. The Gendering of Criminology: Feminist Theory
Background
Prefeminist Pioneers and Themes
New Questions Emerge
From Women’s Emancipation to Patriarchy
Varieties of Feminist Thought
Masculinities and Crime: Doing Gender
Gendering Criminology
The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender
Postmodernist Feminism
Consequences of the Diversity of Feminist Perspectives
Some Implications of Feminist Criminology for Corrections
Conclusion
11. Bringing Punishment Back In: Conservative Criminology
Context: The United States of the 1980s and Early 1990s
Varieties of Conservative Theory
Crime and Human Nature: Wilson and Herrnstein
Crime and The Bell Curve: Herrnstein and Murray
The Criminal Mind
Choosing to Be Criminal: Crime Pays
Crime and Moral Poverty
Broken Windows: The Tolerance of Public Disorganization
Consequences of Conservative Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
12. Choosing Crime in Everyday Life: Routine Activity and Rational Choice Theories
Routine Activity Theory: Opportunities and Crime
Rational Choice Theory
Perceptual Deterrence Theory
Conclusion
13. The Search for the “Criminal Man” Revisited: Biological and Biosocial Theories
Evolutionary Theories: Darwin Revisited
Biosocial Theories
Biochemical Theories
Biological Risk Factors/Protective Factors
Environmental Toxins
The Consequences of Biological Theories: Policy Implications
Conclusion
14. The Development of Criminals: Life-Course Theories
Integrated Theories of Crime
Life-Course Criminology: Continuity and Change
Criminology in Crisis: Gottfredson and Hirschi Revisited
Patterson’s Social-Interactional Developmental Model
Moffitt’s Life-Course-Persistent/Adolescence-Limited Theory
Sampson and Laub: Social Bond Theory Revisited
Rethinking Crime: Cognitive Theories of Desistance
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion

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