Introduction to Criminology: A Text/Reader / Edition 2

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This uniquely comprehensive criminology textbook provides instructors and students the best of both worlds -- a text with carefully selected accompanying readings. The readings have a policy orientation, giving them a real-world, applied character. Containing all the usual topics found within a typical textbook, this text/reader uniquely includes a more extensive coverage of what the psychological and biological sciences have to offer.

This book presents criminological theory and concepts first in their traditional form and then shows, in the text and then in the journal readings portion, how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them.
With more coverage of the kinds of crimes and criminals that students find most fascinating, such as serial killing, terrorism, psychopathy, and organized crime, this text/reader offers a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text.

This text/reader is divided into 14 sections that mirror the sections in a typical criminology textbook, each dealing with a particular type of subject matter in criminology.

Supplemented with a full ancillary package, including a robust student study site and Instructor's Resources on CD-Rom (contact to request a copy), this text/reader provides a low-cost, high-value option for both students and instructors.
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"I have been looking for something like that for quite some time. It is balanced in original text and undergraduate-worthy rephrasing of theories. "
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Meet the Author

Anthony Walsh, a professor of Criminology at Boise State University, received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University at the ripe old age of 43. He has field experience in law enforcement and corrections. He is the author of over 150 journal articles/book chapters and 34 books, including Biology and Criminology (Routledge, 2009), Feminist Criminology Through a Biosocial Lens (Carolina Academic Press, ©2011), Law, Justice, and Society (with Craig Hemmens, Oxford University Press, 2011), Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling (with Mary Stohr, American Correctional Association, 2011), The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior: Gene-Brain-Culture Interaction (with Jon Bolen, Ashgate, 2012), The Science Wars: The Politics of Gender and Race (Transaction, 2013), Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions (Anderson/Elsevier, 2014), Biosociology: Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide (Transaction, 2014), and Criminology: The Essentials (Sage, 2015). His interests include the biosocial criminology, statistics, and criminal justice assessment and counseling.

Craig Hemmens is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. In addition to being the editor for the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, he has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, ©2012), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, ©2011) and An Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, ©2009). He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He served as the President of the Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) from 2012 to 2013.

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Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction and Overview of Crime and Criminology
Reading: The Use and Usefulness of Criminology, 1751-2005: Enlightened Justice and Its Failures by Lawrence W. Sherman
Section II. Measuring Crime and Criminal Behavior
Reading 2. Gender Gap Trends for Violent Crimes, 1980 to 2003: A UCR-NCVS Comparison by Darrell Steffensmeier, Hua Zhong, Jeff Ackerman, Jennifer Schwartz, and Suzanne Agha
Reading 3. Methamphetamine Use, Self-Reported Violent Crime, and Recidivism Among Offenders in California Who Abuse Substances by Jerome Cartier, David Farabee, and Michael L. Prendergast
Reading 4. Race and the Probability of Arrest by Stewart J. DAlessio and Lisa Stolzenberg
Section III. Victimology: Exploring the Experience of Victimization
Reading 5. Violent Victimization as a Risk Factor for Violent Offending Among Juveniles by Jennifer N. Shaffer and R. Barry Ruback
Reading 6. Age, Criminal Victimization, and Offending: Changing Relationships from Adolescence to Middle Adulthood by Scott Menard
Section IV. The Early Schools of Criminology and Modern Counterparts
Reading 7. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham
Reading 8. The Economics of Crime by Gary S. Becker
Section V. Social Structural Theories
Reading 9. Community Correlates of Rural Youth Violence by D. Wayne Osgood and Jeff M. Chambers
Reading 10. Social Structure and Anomie by Robert K. Merton
Reading 11. Gangs and Social Change by Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Section VI. Social Process Theories
Reading 12. Social Control in China: Applications of the Labeling Theory and the Reintegrative Shaming Theory by Xiaoming Chen
Reading 13. Gender and Crime Among Felony Offenders: Assessing the Generality of Social Control and Differential Association Theories by Leanne Fiftal Alarid, Velmer S. Burton, Jr., and Francis T. Cullen
Section VII. Critical Theories: Marxist, Conflict, and Feminist
Reading 14. Crime, Punishment, and the American Dream: Toward a Marxist Integration by Barbara A. Sims
Reading 15. Patriarchy, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Criminology in an Era of Backlash by Meda Chesney-Lind
Section VIII. Psychosocial Theories: Individual Traits and Criminal Behavior
Reading 16. Temperament, Environment, and Antisocial Behavior in a Population Sample of Preadolescent Boys and Girls by Rene Veenstra, Siegwart Lindenberg, Albertine J. Oldehinkel, Andrea F. De Winter, and Johan Ormel
Reading 17. Psychopathy: Theory, Measurement, and Treatment by Anh Vien and Anthony R. Beech
Section IX. Biosocial Approaches
Reading 18. Neuroimaging Studies of Aggressive and Violent Behavior: Current Findings and Implications for Criminology and Criminal Justice by Jana L. Bufkin and Vickie R. Luttrell
Reading 19. A Theory Explaining Biological Correlates of Criminality by Lee Ellis
Reading 20. A Gene-Based Evolutionary Explanation for the Association Between Criminal Involvement and Number of Sex Partners by Kevin M. Beaver, John P. Wright, and Anthony Walsh
Section X. Developmental Theories: From Delinquency to Crime to Desistance
Reading 21. The Adolescence-Limited/Life-Course Persistent Theory of Antisocial Behavior: What Have We Learned? by Terrie E. Moffitt and Anthony Walsh
Reading 22. A Life-Course View of the Development of Crime by Robert J. Sampson and John H. Laub
Section XI. Violent Crimes
Reading 23. Stick-Up, Street Culture, and Offender Motivation by Bruce A. Jacobs and Richard Wright
Reading 24. Getting the Upper Hand: Scripts for Managing Victim Resistance in Carjackings by Heith Copes, Andy Hochstetler, and Michael Cherbonneau
Section XII. Multiple Murder and Terrorism
Reading 25. African Americans and Serial Killing in the Media: The Myth and the Reality by Anthony Walsh
Reading 26. The Terrorist Mind I: A Psychological and Political Analysis by Laurence Miller
Section XIII. Property Crime
Reading 27. Searching a Dwelling: Deterrence and the Undeterred Residential Burglar by Richard Wright
Reading 28. The Novelty of Cybercrime: An Assessment in Light of Routine Activity Theory by Majid Yar
Section XIV. Public Order Crime
Reading 29. Alcohol Problems and the Differentiation of Partner, Stranger, and General Violence by Rosemary Cogan and Bud C. Ballinger III
Reading 30. The Association Between Multiple Drug Misuse and Crime by Trevor Bennett and Katy Holloway
Section XV. White-Collar and Organized Crime
Reading 31. Criminal Thinking and Identity in Male White-Collar Offenders by Glenn D. Walters and Matthew D. Geyer
Reading 32. Examining the Role of Differential Association and Techniques of Neutralization in Explaining Corporate Crime by Nicole Leeper Piquero, Stephen G. Tibbetts, and Michael B. Blankenship
Reading 33. The Causes of Organized Crime: Do Criminals Organize Around Opportunities for Crime or Do Criminal Opportunities Create New Offenders? by Jay S. Albanese
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