Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences / Edition 2

Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences / Edition 2

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

The third edition continues the sociological focus on criminological theory of the earlier editions. A new chapter situates current criminological theory within the context of what is considered "mainstream" in society, examining differential association, strain theory, control theory, routine activity, integrated, and life-course theories. The remainder of the volume… See more details below

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The third edition continues the sociological focus on criminological theory of the earlier editions. A new chapter situates current criminological theory within the context of what is considered "mainstream" in society, examining differential association, strain theory, control theory, routine activity, integrated, and life-course theories. The remainder of the volume describes criminology mainly in the US, examining recent changes in crime patterns, new material on various theories, and an expanded bibliography. The three authors teach administration of justice, sociology, and criminal justice at American universities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803959019
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/30/1994
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1The Context and Consequences of Theory1
2The Search for the "Criminal Man"9
3Rejecting Individualism: The Social Roots of Crime31
4Society as Insulation: Control Theory70
5The Irony of State Intervention: Labeling Theory105
6Social Power and the Construction of Crime: Conflict Theory126
7New Directions in Critical Theory161
8Conservative Criminology: Revitalizing Individualistic Theory191
9Mainstream Criminology Revisited: Routine Activity, Integrated, and Life-Course Theories232
References263
Author Index285
Subject Index293
About the Authors307

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