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Handbook on Crime and Deviance

Handbook on Crime and Deviance

by Marvin D. Krohn
     
 

This handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the field of criminology at the turn of the 21st century.It is designed to review the important recent developments in the sociology of crime and deviance, including:

  • History of the Discipline: with an emphasis on the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, this section illustrates how historical theories

Overview

This handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the field of criminology at the turn of the 21st century.It is designed to review the important recent developments in the sociology of crime and deviance, including:

  • History of the Discipline: with an emphasis on the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, this section illustrates how historical theories in the discipline affect modern-day research and practice.
  • Methodological Issues in Crime Research: including cutting-edge techniques, written by those who currently use them. This section covers qualitative and quantitative, longitudinal and cross-sectional methods. It also features mapping, trajectories, HLM, latent growth models, NIBRS.
  • Explanations of Crime: including biological/genetic, psychological, social structure, and social processexplanations.
  • Theory-Based Practice: with a focus on prevention and cessation of crime, particularly early-childhood development, situational prevention, and disistence techniques.
  • Special Topics: this section includes chapters oncrime-related issues such as gangs, guns, peer pressure, drug use, child abuse/domestic violence, school crime, and hate crime, and criminal-justice related issues including capital punishment, restorative justice, community policing, and race and gender in criminal processing.

With its interdisciplinary coverage ofboth historical research and cutting-edge method and theory, this volume will be essential for anyonedoing research inCriminology, Criminal Justice, or Sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461412106
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/02/2011
Series:
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
602
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Meet the Author

Marvin Krohn is the Associate Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. He was previously on the Executive Council of the American Society of Criminology and was an associate editor for Criminology. Alan Lizotte is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany and the Executive Directro of the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center also at SUNY Albany

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