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Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences / Edition 6
     

Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences / Edition 6

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

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ISBN-10: 1452258163

ISBN-13: 9781452258164

Pub. Date: 11/04/2014

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences moves readers beyond a commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The Sixth Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible, and thoroughly revised text covers traditional and

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Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences moves readers beyond a commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The Sixth Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible, and thoroughly revised text covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. J. Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, and Richard A. Ball include new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452258164
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/04/2014
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
91,435
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
CHAPTER 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
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 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
Further Readings
CHAPTER 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
Control and Culture in the Community
Akers’s Social Learning Theory
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 4: Crime in American Society: Anomie and Strain Theories
Merton’s Strain Theory
Status Discontent and Delinquency
The Criminological Legacy of “Classic” Strain Theory
Agnew’s General Strain Theory
A Theory of African American Offending
Crime and the American Dream: Institutional-Anomie Theory
The Market Economy and Crime
The Future of Strain Theory
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 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
Further Readings
CHAPTER 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
Further Readings
CHAPTER 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
Further Readings
CHAPTER 8: Social Power and the Construction of Crime: Conflict Theory
Forerunners of Conflict Theory
Theory in Context: The Turmoil of the 1960s
Advancing Conflict Theory: Turk, Chambliss, and Quinney
Conflict Theory and the Causes of Crime
Consequences of Conflict Theory
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 9: The Variety of Critical Theory
Modernity and Postmodernity
Postmodern Criminological Thought: The End of Grand Narratives?
Looking Back at Early British and European Influences
Early Left Realism
The New Criminology Revisited
Left Realism Today
Changing Social Context
New Directions in Criminological Theory: Death and the Birth of New Ideas
The New European Criminology
Green Criminology
Cultural Criminology
Convict Criminology
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 10: The Gendering of Criminology: Feminist Theory
Background
Prefeminist Pioneers and Themes
The Emergence of New Questions: Bringing Women In
The Second Wave: From Women’s Emancipation to Patriarchy
Varieties of Feminist Thought
The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender
Masculinities and Crime
Gendering Criminology
Postmodernist Feminism and the Third Wave
Consequences of Feminist Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 11: Crimes of the Powerful: Theories of White-Collar Crime
The Discovery of White-Collar Crime: Edwin H. Sutherland
Organizational Culture
Organizational Strain and Opportunity
Deciding to Offend
State-Corporate Crime
Consequences of White-Collar Crime Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 12: 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
Further Readings
CHAPTER 13: Choosing Crime in Everyday Life: Routine Activity and Rational Choice Theories
Routine Activity Theory: Opportunities and Crime
Rational Choice Theory
Perceptual Deterrence Theory
Situational Action Theory
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 14: The Search for the “Criminal Man” Revisited: Biosocial Theories
Evolutionary Psychology: Darwin Revisited
Social Concern Theory: Evolutionary Psychology Revisited
Neuroscience: Neurological and Biochemical Theories
Genetics
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 15: New Directions in Biosocial Theory: Perspectives and Policies
Biosocial Risk and Protective Factors
Environmental Toxins
The Consequences of Theory: Policy Implications
Conclusion
Further Readings
CHAPTER 16: 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
Further Readings
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors

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