Major Criminological Theories: Concepts and Measurement / Edition 1

Major Criminological Theories: Concepts and Measurement / Edition 1

by Liqun Cao
     
 

The book is a reference/text book in one. It criticizes the current bifurcation of theory and methodology and presents the history of scientific criminology. It then describes briefly each major criminological theory and lists how the key concepts of each of these theories are measured. All the major studies that test these theories are reviewed and evaluated. The

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The book is a reference/text book in one. It criticizes the current bifurcation of theory and methodology and presents the history of scientific criminology. It then describes briefly each major criminological theory and lists how the key concepts of each of these theories are measured. All the major studies that test these theories are reviewed and evaluated. The book may serve as a reference book or a guideline in testing criminological theories. The book itself does not make attempts to advance any new theory, but tries to make a contribution to the criminological literature by strengthening the testability of existing criminological theories. That is, it contributes to the construction of a more scientific approach to criminology, and it allows for a more penetrating analysis of existing problems of scientific criminology and of the ways to address these problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534196318
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/06/2003
Series:
Wadsworth Series in Criminological Theor
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication. List of Tables. List of Figures. Foreword by Francis T. Cullen. Preface. 1. Criminological Theory. 2. Doing Criminological Research. 3. Rational Choice Perspective and Routine Activity Approach. 4. Biological, Personality, and Neutralization Theories. 5. Social Disorganization Theory. 6. Anomie Tradition. 7. Differential Association and Social Learning Theories. 8. The Subculture of Violence Theory. 9. Social Bond Theory. 10. Labeling Theory. 11. Conflict Theory. 12. Integrative Theory. 13. The Future of Criminological Theories. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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